This week's cover story, "Flash Point," details Denver's response to what many perceive as a recent rise in gang violence. According to the most up-to-date statistics from the Denver Police Department, six murders were linked to gang activity between January and May of this year. That's up from five ... More >>
Update: Rollin Oliver, 21, was born on Christmas Day -- but what he just received from the Denver District Attorney's Office can't be considered an early gift.
He's now been formally charged with first-degree murder/extreme indifference in the City Park slaying of Denver police officer Celena Holli ... More >>
Update: More information is emerging about Rollin Oliver, the man arrested following the fatal shooting of Denver Police officer Celena Hollis after a jazz event at City Park on Sunday night -- including increasingly solid reports establishing his gang affiliation. Not that this link offers much com ... More >>
Our recent interview with Reverend Leon Kelly touched on gang violence (exemplified by the daylight murders of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd) and the gentrification of Five Points and the surrounding area. This last topic prompted a fascinating comment about changing neighborhood dynamics against t ... More >>
The Denver District Attorney's Office has formally charged Denzel Richardson and Marquise Davis in the shocking, daylight gundown of four people in Five Points, with Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd dying from their wounds.
At this point, though, DA's office reps are keeping the info that led to the ... More >>
Update: In comparison with the broad-daylight slayings of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd this past Friday, Richard Nack's murder a few hours later received comparatively modest media attention. Now, the case is edging closer to the spotlight because of a revelation by the Denver Police Department th ... More >>
Debates about Denver gang violence have been spurred by a Friday incident that killed Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd and wounded two others. And while Denver Police have yet to confirm this slaying was gang-related, Alonzo Paige's preliminary hearing over a January quadruple shooting/double murder i ... More >>
Denver Police haven't confirmed that the shockingly public slayings of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd in northeast Denver on Friday were gang-related. But Reverend Leon Kelly, the veteran activist behind Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, sees gang connections in this terrible act and many others th ... More >>
Update: The shooting on Friday that killed Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd stirred controversy in part because the former's body was left in view of a large throng for hours. Denver Police spokesman Detective John White stresses that no disrespect was intended -- and he hints that the investigative w ... More >>
As if the Friday murders of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd, plus the Saturday slaying of Richard Nack, didn't create enough bloodshed for the Memorial Day weekend, yet another homicide took place in Aurora late last night.
The victim has not yet been identified, by the sickening circumstances have ... More >>
Fewer than two weeks have passed since the third anniversary of the Mile High Murder archive -- and since that time, there have been at least seven homicides in the metro area, including four over the Friday-Monday Memorial Day weekend. The latest involves gunfire outside the duRozz Restaurant & Lou ... More >>