The Denver coroner's office has now identified the man who was killed early yesterday morning on the 3600 block of Josephine Street as Israel Hernandez, age thirty. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center but failed to respond to treatment after suffering a gunshot wound. The corner's release concludes, "The cause of death was homicide." Look below for our previous coverage.
Original post, 9:20 a.m. August 24: It's been more than 24 hours since the Denver Police Department responded to reports of a shooting on Josephine Street near Harrington Elementary and discovered the body of a man who died shortly thereafter. Thus far, however, the victim hasn't been identified and the DPD isn't releasing any more details about the case.
Here's what we know. At 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, officers responded to 3624 Josephine Street and soon located a man who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He died after being transported to a nearby hospital.
This morning, Detective John White, spokesman for the DPD, tells us the department is unable to release any more information at this time -- nothing about the circumstances of the shooting, possible suspects or anything else. As for the identify of the victim, we've got a call in to the Denver coroner's office. If and when the folks there share more details, we'll update this post.
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