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 thatShaquille 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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