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Another development in a homicide sketched out in a blog published last week....
Late last Monday, Northglenn Police responded to a call on the 11600 block of Grant Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). There, they found an injured man who subsequently died at Denver Health. Since then, two men -- Elrick Wayne Gilman, 30, and Nicholas Adam Smiley, 24 -- have been arrested in connection with the slaying.
Click "Continue" to read the initial NPD release, as well as a follow-up that notes the arrests of Gilman and Smiley.
NORTHGLENN POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
Type of Incident: Homicide
Case Number: 15CN09004243
Date: July 28, 2009 Time of Release: 4:30 A.M.
Prepared by: Sergeant J. Gardner
On Monday July 27, 2009 at approximately 11:47 p.m. Northglenn Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the 11600 block of Grant Street. On arrival officers found an unresponsive, white male lying in the street. Officers started CPR on the male and immediately began contacting several witnesses. The 29 year old male was transported to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m.
Witnesses told officers the victim was in a physical altercation with 2-3 other males which were no long on scene. Officers were able to contact the males a short time later and were subsequently placed into custody for questioning. Two females, who were also injured in the altercation, were treated at a local hospital and released with minor injuries.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information is asked to call the Northglenn Police Department at 303-450-8893.
For Immediate Release
Type of Incident: Homicide
Case Number: 2009-4243
Date: July 28, 2009
Time of Release: 1:00 PM
Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Garrow
Detectives with the Northglenn Police Department have arrested two males that were taken into custody this morning for questioning.
The two subjects were transported and booked into the Adams County Detention Facility for investigation of 2nd Degree Murder.
The subjects are:
Elrick Wayne Gilman, DOB 01-04-1979, W, M, 5-10, 178 lbs, Brown and Brown, 11669 Grant Street, Northglenn Co 80233.
Nicholas Adam Smiley, DOB 08-12-1984, W, M, 5-9, 168 lbs, Brown and Hazel, 11669 Grant Street, Northglenn Co 80233.
The subjects' photos are not being released at this time pending further photo identifications by witnesses.
No further information.
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