Crime

Jeremy Wilson ID'd as homicide victim shot near 26th and Bryant (69)

Last week, Michael Chavez was murdered near the 1600 block of Bryant Street; at this writing, no one has been arrested or charged for the crime.

Now, there's been another fatal shooting not far away -- near 26th and Bryant, according to the Denver coroner's office, which has identified the victim as Jeremy Wilson, age 23. The office says ID was confirmed by fingerprints, suggesting that Wilson's info was already in the system.

What happened? We've got the basics below.

At around 10:53 p.m., notes the Denver Police Department, officers responded to an address in the vicinity -- the DPD refers to it as the 2600 block of West 27th Avenue -- after receiving a shots-fired call.

There, they found Wilson, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The coroner's office says his wounds were to the pelvis and abdomen.

At this point, no suspect have been named, and neither has info been released about what may have led to the shooting. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. The number to dial is 720-913-STOP (7867). In the meantime, our condolences to Wilson's friends, family and loved ones.

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