Zachary Montoya.The Make My Day law is getting a workout lately. Hot on the heels of Filberto Alderete being cleared in the death of Jesus Sifuentes Jr., word surfaced about a South Williams Street shooting in which a man turned a robber's gun against him. Now we know the name of the dead ma ... More >>
Betsy Long in a 9News image.Alleged wrong-way drunk driver Betsy Long, a onetime green-biz entrepreneur, faces vehicular homicide charges and more in a July 5 crash that killed Mary Warren, a 22-year old bound for the Peace Corps. And according to prosecutors, she cleared the legal .08 blood- ... More >>
Near the crime scene.The day after Filberto Alderete was cleared in the death of Jesse Sifuentes Jr., who was allegedly trying to force his way into Alderete's 18th Avenue house, and mere weeks after no charges were filed against a homeowner in the Marcus Duran killing, we learn about another ... More >>
From Channel 31 coverage.What started out as a friendly barbecue erupted in chaos and confusion yesterday. The Denver Police Department says it responded to reports of shots fired to find a dead man, reportedly ID'd by family as Daniel Alderte, and a second man holding a gun he didn't drop u ... More >>
Filberto Alderete.Earlier today, we told you about a barbecue gone wrong in which Filberto Alderte was arrested regarding a first-degree murder investigation and Daniel Alderte was apparently shot by a Denver Police officer. The DPD is now confirming that Daniel was indeed the person shot by ... More >>
Are you down with the Clown?Update, 9:32 a.m.: Denver Police Department spokesman Detective John White declines to identify the stabbing victims in the incident described below, but he says the name of the man arrested in the case may be available as soon as this afternoon. For more informati ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe scene last night near the Fillmore. Most attempts by the media and authorities to blame music for violence are patently ridiculous. Take those early attempts to pin the Columbine massacre on Marilyn Manson, a performer the shooters didn't even like. But the mayhem-happy ... More >>
Mayor and (nearly) Governor John Hickenlooper says, "Welcome Illegal Immigrants!" What benefits will they receive? Look below to find out:
"What else can happen to me?"So... I'm writing up a blog about a bill requiring children to wear helmets while riding bikes -- and Representative Larry Liston's amendment to make boys also wear crush resistant athletic cups -- when word surfaces about Governor Bill Ritter injuring himself in ... More >>
View Larger Map Last week, we told you about a triple stabbing early on Super Bowl Sunday that left two men injured and one dead at 675 S. Raleigh Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Police Department has now ide ... More >>
View Larger MapThe two young men slain in a double homicide during the early hours of January 11 have been identified by the Denver Coroner's Office. They are Lonell Franklin, 21, and DeShon Lee, 19; Lee was still alive when he was transported to Denver Health from the 3300 block of Martin Luther Ki ... More >>
View Larger Map Predictably, those good news stories about the murder rate in Denver being down in 2009 have been followed by bloodshed aplenty. Example: two homicides took place late last night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adams Street, an area captured in the graphic a ... More >>
View Larger Map That news about Denver's murder decrease in 2009 rings hollow in the face of recent bloodshed. There have ben eight homicides in the metro area since December 22, and three in Denver proper between January 1 and today, including an early hours shooting that reportedly involved a medi ... More >>
View Larger Map We still don't know the name of the seventeen-year-old male arrested in connection with a January 3 homicide near 4th Avenue and Utica Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). But the Denver Coroner's Office has i ... More >>
View Larger Map The hard-boiled tale seems straight out of a gripping detective novel: Last night, just a few hours after Denver City Council discussed new regulations for the city's flourishing dispensary industry, a man was shot dead from what the cops are saying was a medical-marijuana transactio ... More >>
Robert Haskins is being investigated in the death of someone: The DPD isn't saying who yet.As noted in our first Mile High Murder No. 59 blog, murders in Denver proper were down in 2009. Unfortunately, though, the first homicide of 2010 took place mere hours after the start of the next decade ... More >>
View Larger Map Update, 3:51 p.m.: A juvenile has been arrested in connection with this crime. Get more information after the original item... More irony in news that the falling 2009 murder rate in Denver. This is the seventh blog we'll publish today about a homicide in the metro area since Decemb ... More >>
Stephen Dailey's legal troubles just got a lot worse -- and we're okay with that.UPDATE, October 27: The Denver Coroner's Office has released specifics about the death of Matthew Dailey, infant son of Stephen Dailey, who's been charged with first-degree murder in the case -- and it's clear wh ... More >>
An image from the Chopsticks & Sushi Restaurant website.When does the media give big play to a murder of an unknown individual? Like real estate, it's all about location, location, location -- but timing is a factor, too, as proven by the coverage of yesterday afternoon's shooting at Chopstic ... More >>
View Larger Map On Friday evening, shots rang out at 1150 N. Syracuse Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). When Denver Police arrived, they discovered a dead man with multiple gunshot wounds. It won't surprise you to learn th ... More >>
Charles Garlick.Early on August 5, Denver police found a body in an alley near 14th and Ogden that was subsequently identified as James Foos, 48. In short order, Charles Garlick, 26, was taken into custody on investigation of first-degree murder. A mug shot wasn't immediately made public -- b ... More >>
View Larger Map Another early morning weekday killing, this one in the alley between the 1400 blocks of Ogden and Emerson, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Denver Police subsequently arrested Charles Garlick, 26. He's being held ... More >>
View Larger Map Another development in a homicide sketched out in a blog published last week.... Late last Monday, Northglenn Police responded to a call on the 11600 block of Grant Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). There ... More >>
View Larger Map Trouble viewing this map? Click "View Larger Map." Northglenn police are investigating the killing late last night of an unidentified 29-year-old man, who died shortly after fighting with two or three other men. The suspected assailants have been taken into custody. Two women were i ... More >>
View Larger Map Most of us were able to celebrate Independence Day without capping each other -- but not everyone. Earlier today, we told you about a slaying late yesterday on the 1700 block of Billings Street in Aurora. Now comes word from the Denver Police Department about an exchange of gunfire ... More >>
View Larger Map Early this morning, Denver Police officers responded to a disturbance call at 4503 Fillmore Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). According to the DPD, the man, who's just been identified by the Denver Coroner ... More >>
View Larger Map Weekends and evenings tend to spawn more violence than weekday mornings -- but today was an unfortunate exception. Just past 9 a.m. today, Denver Police arrived at 4914 North Enid Way, a residence captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larg ... More >>
View Larger Map The Denver Police Department is investigating shootings at 12565 E. Albrook Drive, in an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Officers arrived at the scene around 1 a.m. to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds; on ... More >>
View Larger Map The Denver Coroner's Office has identified the man who was shot over the weekend on the 2400 block of South Federal, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). He was William Ortiz, 21. The release on view below describes ... More >>
Juan Carlos Lopez. The Denver Police Department has named a suspect in the stabbing death of Stephen Ramirez, who died at Denver Health Medical Center early Tuesday morning, June 9, following an attack at 1232 West 46th Avenue. He is Juan Carlos Lopez, 28. Lopez has clearly had an opportunity to p ... More >>
View Larger Map Yesterday, the Denver Police Department released preliminary information about a homicide at 1232 West 46th Avenue, a locale captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Today, the Denver Coroner's Office has identified the victim: ... More >>
View Larger Map An early morning fight resulted in the death of a man found at 1232 West 46th Avenue, a locale captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Police Department has a description of a possible suspect, but neither he nor the ... More >>
View Larger Map The bloodshed continues. According to the Denver Police Department, a man who was shot in the head on the 2400 block of South Federal, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). He died early this morning at Denver Health ... More >>
View Larger Map The march of death continues. During the wee hours of May 29, Lillian Verdonkschot, 49, was struck by a vehicle reportedly driven by 23-year-old Adams County resident Dawn Marie Gonzales near the Burger King at 6th Avenue and Broadway captured in the graphic above (if you have probl ... More >>
View Larger Map What a lethal four-day stretch in Denver. Friday brought word of a fatal shooting at the El Chapparal night club. With Saturday came news of a homicide on the 3100 block of North Franklin. On Sunday, we learned about a body found in a field at Arizona Avenue and Pecos Street. And no ... More >>
View Larger Map Earlier today, the Denver Police Department put out a release about a call made in regard to a reported shooting at the intersection of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). No v ... More >>
View Larger Map You can always count on the Denver Police Department's communication department to communicate slowly, if at all. Finally, the DPD has put out a release on the shooting that took place just before 1 a.m. last night at the El Chapparal night club, 2727 W. 6th Avenue, captured in the ... More >>
Emily Rice. Six months after reaching a $4 million settlement with Denver Health Medical Center for the wrongful death of Emily Rae Rice, attorneys for the family of the former Herman’s Hideaway waitress are poised to collect a $3 million settlement with the city. As I wrote in "Rae of Sunsh ... More >>
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