View Larger Map Predictably, those good news stories about the murder rate in Denver being down in 2009 have been followed by bloodshed aplenty. Example: two homicides took place late last night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adams Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The killings make the fourth and fifth in Denver proper since January 1.
No names on the victims thus far, but the Denver Police Department reps believe they were targeted after an altercation at a liquor store by an individual or individuals in a gray or silver SUV. Get the rest of the details below.
On Monday January 11, 2010, at 11:00pm Denver Police Officers responded to the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adams Street on a call of a shooting. When officers arrived they found three shooting victims. One male was dead at the scene. Another male and a female were both transported to Denver Health Medical Center where the male was pronounced dead and the female suffered non-life threatening wounds. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the two deceased males were involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown individual at the liquor store at Bruce Randolph and York Street. The two males got into their vehicle and drove east bound on Martin Luther King Boulevard and stopped at the red light at Steele Street. A silver or gray SUV pulls up and someone from that vehicle fired into the victim's vehicle. The names of the victims are not being released at this time pending the autopsy and notification of next of kin by the Office of the Medical Examiner. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).