Marvin Smith victim of homicide at Wise Harris Arms apartments, says Denver coroner (50)

Update:Information is still scarce in a fatal shooting at the Wise Harris Arms apartments on Saturday. Now, however, we know the name of the victim -- Marvin Smith, 33 -- and the basic circumstances of his death, which became official shortly after he was transported to Denver Health with a gunshot wound.

Get a few more details in a release below from the Denver coroner's office:

Mr. Marvin Smith of Denver Colorado (33 year old black male/DOB: 5-22-1977) was transported to Denver Health Medical Center ER on 1/22/2011 at 1727 hrs by DHMC paramedics from 605 26th. St. in Denver, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The decedent was pronounced at 5:47 P.M., on 1/22/2011. An autopsy will be done by this office [Monday].

Original item, 7:50 a.m. January 24: At this writing, we don't know much about a fatal shooting at the Wise Harris Arms Apartments late afternoon on Saturday. The Denver Police Department didn't issue a press release on the case, but spokesman Lieutenant Matt Murray, corresponding via e-mail, writes that the incident was sparked by an argument. At this point, the victim and suspects have not been named -- but Murray confirms police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Look below to see an interactive graphic of the area near the 605 26th Street address where the killing took place. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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