Crime

Harrison Hall Busted for Murder of LoDo Security Guard Lucardio Kroener

A photo of Lucardio Kroener from a gofundme.com page launched after his death.
A photo of Lucardio Kroener from a gofundme.com page launched after his death. gofundme.com
The Denver Police Department has announced that Harrison Hall has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the September 28 killing of Lucardio Kroener on Market Street in lower downtown, near Lit Lounge. At the time of his death, he worked for Larimer Square security. He had previously been employed at Dorchester Social, where he'd worked as a security guard.

At this time, Hall's booking photo is not being released. However, the DPD reveals that he was taken into custody in Louisiana on Wednesday, December 12, two days before his 32nd birthday, on an unrelated out-of-state warrant.

The DPD's initial tweets about the gunplay used the 14th and Market intersection as an identifier. But a later account referenced 15th and Market, where a triple shooting had taken place less than two weeks earlier.

Brothers Armando Durete and Nickie Rico were arrested in that crime.

At around 1:53 a.m. on the 28th, Denver police officers responded to a report of a shooting and quickly located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound, the DPD reports. Meanwhile, a security guard — Kroener — confronted a possible suspect, and what's described as "a physical altercation" ensued.

A Facebook photo of the late Lucardio Kroener.
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During this confrontation, Kroener suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

After Kroener was identified as the casualty in the slaying, the DPD issued a number of surveillance photos of a possible suspect.

More than two months have passed since this disclosure. But moments ago, the DPD confirmed Hall's arrest and credited "tips from the community and the tireless work of the officers in the Denver Police Homicide and Fugitive Units" with breaking the case.

In addition to asking that media outlets refrain from publishing "images of Hall they might obtain via other sources," the department reveals that the arrest affidavit in the case remains sealed at this writing.

If you have any other information about the homicide, you're encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).
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