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Suspect sought in death from altercation at Kottonmouth Kings show this past April

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This past spring at a Kottonmouth Kings show in LoDo, there was an altercation between two individuals that ultimately resulted in the death of one man, Daniel Lovato, a 39-year-old father of two from Golden. The incident took place in between acts sometime before the Kings were set to take the stage, and the show ended up being canceled, with the streets surrounding Summit Music Hall being cordoned off while police investigated. Lovato was transported to Denver Health Medical Center, where he died from his injuries less than a week later. Police are now in search of the identity of the other man involved in the conflict. A Crime Stoppers bulletin was sent out this morning with a description of the alleged suspect from witnesses. Keep reading for more details.

From the Crime Stoppers bulletin

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 at approximately 8:32 P.M., the victim was at the Summit Music Hall, located at 1902 Blake Street, attending the Kottonmouth Kings concert when he was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect. As result, the victim suffered serious bodily injury and was transported to Denver Health Medical Center.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:40 P.M., the victim was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. Witnesses were interviewed and gave the following description of the suspect, who was escorted out of 1902 Blake St., and left on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 30 years old, 5'9" - 5'10", stocky build, short hair, unknown tattoos on both arms, wearing a black shirt with red cursive writing, and a black hat with a brown bill.

Detectives would like to identify and interview the suspect.

If you have information regarding this homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.




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