Crime

Marlow Jenkins-Martin Killed After Let-Out Near 11th and Broadway (31)

Update: Earlier this week, we told you about a shooting that took the life of a man near 11th and Broadway early Sunday morning.

The Denver coroner's office has now formally identified the victim as Marlow Jenkins-Martin, 27, and confirmed that the cause of death was homicide. However, there have been no arrests in the case nor information about possible suspects in the shooting, which also injured a woman.

CBS4 previously announced Jenkins-Martin's name, which was shared by those who took part in a candlelight vigil in his honor. He's said to have been the father of two children.

The incident took place shortly after 2 a.m. on February 15, around let-out time for a number of venues in the area. However, representatives of Club Vinyl, arguably the most prominent nightspot in the vicinity of the intersection, stress that none of its patrons were involved.

Moreover, the shooting took place across Broadway from Vinyl, near the Arby's restaurant visible in the interactive graphic below.

As the investigation into the slaying continues, we offer our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Marlow Jenkins-Martin. Here's a CBS4 clip about the case and let-out in the area, followed by our original post.

Original post, 8:48 a.m. February 16: Mere hours after vandalism of a Denver police memorial led to calls for the resignation of Police Chief Robert White, cops were on the scene of a far more serious crime.

A man is dead and a woman was injured in a shooting that took place shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 15, near the intersection of 11th and Broadway — about a block from Westword's office.

First official word about the incident came via this Denver Police Department tweet....

...and this follow-up:

Also checking in from the scene was 7News' April Schildmeyer, who tweeted the following image:

Westword isn't the only notable business along this stretch. Also nearby are Bar Standard and the Sports Authority palace, as captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


View Larger MapThus far, the male victim has not been identified, and neither has a woman who was reportedly struck by a bullet but suffered only minor injuries. Meanwhile, investigators believe that several people thought to have fled the scene when gunfire rang out and may have valuable information. You're encouraged to contact the DPD or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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