Crime

D'Andre Mayfield, R.I.P.: Search Continues for Alleged Killer Kenneth Banks


Update: Kenneth Banks, the man wanted for the murder of D'Andre Mayfield, has also been named as a suspect in another slaying — a double shooting at Aurora's Montview Bar & Grill in which a woman was killed. For more information, read KENNETH BANKS NOW WANTED FOR TWO MURDERS, INCLUDING MONTVIEW BAR DEATH.

Continue for our previous coverage of the Mayfield case.

Original post, 9:57 a.m. November 30: In September, D'Andre Mayfield posted the photo above — a shot from a somber grave-site visit.

Mere months later, Mayfield lost his life under violent circumstances — and services in his memory are scheduled to take place this week.

Mayfield was shot and killed on November 23.

Kenneth Banks, twenty, is wanted in connection with the slaying — and the Denver Police Department warns that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The first official word of the incident came via this Denver Police Department tweet, sent out just shy of 6 a.m. on Monday, November 23.

A subsequent tweet revealed that the original emergency call alerted officers to "shots fired."

Upon their arrival, the cops found a man later identified as Mayfield inside a vehicle.

He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Denver coroner's office subsequently confirmed the cause of death as a gunshot wound.


In the wake of the shooting, Mayfield's friends responded with grief on a series of Facebook pages.

Here's the most frequently shared portrait:


The latest?

The Denver Police Department has ID'd Banks as a suspect in Mayfield's slaying.

And the DPD is asking for the public's help in tracking down the six-feet-tall, 185 pound man.

If you have any information regarding the case, you're encouraged to contact the department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-TIPS (7867). A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.

In the meantime, a visitation for Mayfield has been scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, with the funeral and burial set for the next day. Click here for more details.

Our condolences to Mayfield's friends, family and loved ones.

Look below to see a mug shot of Banks.



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