Crime

Jordan Hancock, Denver Mayor's Son, Allegedly in SUV When Teen Shot in the Head

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The news release sent out by the Fort Collins Police Department this past Friday made no note of the younger Hancock. Rather, the announcement simply stated that on October 3, FCPD personnel, assisted by Denver police officers, busted another nineteen-year-old, Denver resident Eddie Johnson, in connection with Robinson's shooting.

That crime is said to have occurred during the early morning hours of September 28 in Fort Collins near the intersection of Avocet Road and Eagle Drive in Fort Collins, an area captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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The release notes that Johnson and Robinson are acquaintances who were in the same car at the time of the shooting. Johnson was subsequently booked into Denver County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault.

So far, so simple. But the situation detailed in a police report obtained by 7News describes a much more complicated situation.

The warrant notes that multiple 911 calls came in at around 2:42 a.m. on the 28th. Dialers said that they'd heard "suh woop" chants associated with the Bloods street gang from those gathered nearby -- and there were plenty of them. As many as one-hundred people are said to have congregated on the street, with some of them allegedly having gotten into a beef with the occupants of an SUV before shots rang out.

Afterward, the SUV, driven by Rashaun Marshall, left the area and headed to a nearby hospital. The affidavit says Robinson was laying out the back window of the vehicle. He'd been shot in the back of the head, although the wound didn't prove to be fatal. On Sunday, his father shared the following photo, taken at the hospital during the Broncos-Cardinals game and obtained by 7News:

Along with Robinson and Marshall, the other passengers are identified as Eddie Johnson, Detrevyonne Johnson, Kashief Berrien and Hancock. The latter five all insisted no one in the SUV had a gun and maintained that the shot had come from outside. However, one of ten occupants in a second SUV that had followed the ride driven by Marshall said he thought the shots had come from inside the vehicle -- and that's the theory investigators came to believe, too. Continue for more about the shooting witnessed by Jordan Hancock, including additional photos and a video.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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