Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a group of men accused of assaulting two victims and intimidating a witness early last Saturday morning in LoDo, at about the same time that Shaquille Hargrove, an airman stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, was fatally shot in the same area.
Christopher Hobbs, Willard Keeland, Shawn Williams and Jerrol Jones have all been charged with multiple counts of first-degree assault and a crime of violence. Jones has also been charged with obstructing a peace officer and intimidation of a witness.
All four defendants are scheduled to appear in Denver County Court next week to be formally advised of the charges. Williams remains in custody; the other three have been released on bond.
The charges allege that at around 2 a.m. on July 13, "a large fight broke out in the intersection at 15th and Market Streets. During the altercation, two men were injured and a third person was later the victim of an intimidation incident," according to the release from the Denver DA's office.
At the same time, according to a briefing the police offered a Lower Downtown group this week, Hargrove staggered down 15th from the direction of Larimer, then collapsed.
No one has yet been charged in connection with his slaying; this sketch of a suspect was released earlier this week:
The area around 15th and Market streets remains off limits to Buckley personnel this weekend.
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