Mile High Murder, No. 11: Life is cheap at Commerce City Dollar Value Plus store

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Back in the '90s, the Denver area experienced what was known as the "Summer of Violence." Today, we seem to be in the midst of an especially murderous spring. This afternoon, a man was shot and killed in a Dollar Value Plus store at 5765 E. 63rd Place, in the shopping center captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). While Commerce City police haven't officials identified the victim as of this writing, media reports are naming him as Dung Viet Le, the store's owner. More information as it becomes available.

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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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