Larry Roberts's Five Points Bust: He "Followed Him...and Blew Him Away" (44)
Update below: Most people in Denver enjoyed a restful Easter.
But 66-year-old Larry Roberts isn't most people.
Roberts (no relation) was arrested Sunday on suspicion that he'd killed a man in Five Points late the previous evening.
Continue for photos, video and details about what went down.
First official word about the crime came via a Denver Police Department tweet at 10:48 p.m. on Saturday, April 4:
BREAKING: Officer responding to a shooting 26th Welton 1 Vic transported. No suspect info. Additional info provided as it become available— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 5, 2015
Here's an interactive graphic showing the area near the scene in the Five Points neighborhood. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Among the media outlets responding to the scene was 7News, which captured video from the scene:
Then, early on Sunday morning, the DPD offered this update:
BREAKING: Update Shooting at 26th Welton Vic. was pronounced dead at Hosp. Suspect is still at large. Details provided when available.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 5, 2015
Yesterday afternoon, the DPD followed up with a new development:
One piece of information in this announcement has been corrected: DPD spokesman Sonny Jackson told CBS4 that Roberts, who was taken into custody near 26th and Race, is actually 66, not 56.
At this writing, Roberts's mug shot remains unreleased.
In addition, the name of the victim has yet to be shared by the Denver coroner's office.
However, CBS4 spoke with Norman Harris, Jr., owner of the apartment building where the shooting took place.
According to Harris, a group had gathered at an apartment on Saturday night, with attendees getting into an argument at some point after getting their drink on.
"One guy tried to leave and go into another apartment," Harris told the station, "and the guy followed him in there and blew him away."
Roberts is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, the DPD notes.
Update: The victim in this case has been identified as Edward Evans. Among the condolences included with his online obituary is this one:
Ed, Rest in Peace. We are still in shock!! Thanks for visiting our mom for the last 30+ years. Her doorbell would ring and there you were — smiling!!
Our condolences to the friend, family and loved ones of Edward Evans. Look below to see the aforementioned CBS4 report.Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
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