Twenty Denver Homicides in First Half of 2015: See Where They Happened

A Facebook photo of rap artist Rachel Aboytes, one of twenty homicide victims in Denver during the first half of 2015. Interactive graphics below.
A Facebook photo of rap artist Rachel Aboytes, one of twenty homicide victims in Denver during the first half of 2015. Interactive graphics below.
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The number of homicides that took place in Denver during the first half of 2015 — twenty — is fairly typical.

For  example, we cataloged twenty homicides during the first six months of 2012, and 22 in 2013.

But that doesn't make the latest ones any less tragic for the friends, family and loved ones of victims such as Rachel Aboytes, a rapper killed in March. Thus far, there have been no arrests in the case.

Below, find interactive graphics for all twenty of the homicides through the end of June 2015 (if you have problems seeing the images, click "View on Google Maps").

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In addition, we've included details about the dates of the incidents and causes of death — the vast majority were gunshot wounds. Also on hand for the vast majority of incidents are links to original Westword coverage, which provides many more details.

One aside: The killing of seventeen-year-old Jessie Hernandez by Denver police officers is noted here. Although the officers were not charged with a crime, the taking of a life is still technically a homicide.

The incidents are arranged chronologically. Continue to learn more about each one.

Daerius Churchill
Bruce Randolph Ave. and St. Paul St.
1/4/2015
Gunshot wounds

John Shoeboot
1425 Xenia St.,
1/7/2015
Sharp force injuries

James Brown III
1425 Xenia St.,
1/7/2015
Stab wounds

Abdul Muhammad
Colfax Ave. and Pearl St.
1/16/2015
Sharp force injuries

Jessica Hernandez
Newport St. and 26th Ave.
1/26/2015
Gunshot wounds

Francis Canham
600 block of Java Court
2/4/2015
Pending

Marlow Jenkins-Martin
1085 Broadway
2/15/2015
Gunshot wound

Randy Canister III
20285 Robins St.
2/17/2015
Gunshot wounds

Tyrael Adams
6700 block of East Cedar Avenue
3/15/2015
Gunshot wound

De Anthony Williams
6700 block of East Cedar Avenue
3/15/2015
Gunshot wounds



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