Mile High Murder, No. 8: At Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street

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What a lethal four-day stretch in Denver. Friday brought word of a fatal shooting at the El Chapparal night club. With Saturday came news of a homicide on the 3100 block of North Franklin. On Sunday, we learned about a body found in a field at Arizona Avenue and Pecos Street. And now, the Denver Police Department says that it responded to an 8 a.m. call about a shooting at the intersection of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street, the area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). No victim was there, but only because his family members transported him to Denver Health, where he died of his injuries. Yes, it's being treated as yet another homicide. Click "Continue" to read the DPD release:

On Sunday, May 31, 2009, at approxamatley 8:00 a.m., Denver Police Officers responded to Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street on report of a shooting in the parking lot. Officers found evidence of a shooting but no victim. It was later learned that the victim was transported by family members to Presbyterian Saint Lukes Hospital. The victim was then transferred to Denver Health Medical Center due to his injuries where he died. Through the investigation it was learned that the two groups of people were involved in an argument when one of the parties pulled a gun and shot the victim. The suspect fled the scene in a white Chevy Suburban. The Suburban is in good shape with standard wheels. This death is being investigated as a Homicide. The victim's identity and exact cause of death are pending the Coroners' report. Additional information will be released as is becomes available. The Denver Police Department would anyone with information about this incident asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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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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