Crime

Pernell Hines, No. 7: Suspect turns himself in after shooting man in argument

The homicide that took place yesterday afternoon two blocks east of Monaco on 39th Avenue, near Martin Luther King Park, is turning into a pretty open-and-shut case.

Police responding to a call about two men in a loud argument arrived at the scene only to find one of the men shot -- he was pronounced dead shortly after -- and quickly launched an investigation. But they didn't have to look far; a suspect showed up on the scene and turned himself in. Keep reading for the Denver Police Department account:

On June 15, 2010 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Denver 911 received a disturbance report of parties yelling. Officers arrived on scene and found a male who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide Detectives were conducting the scene investigation when the suspect turned himself in to them. Through the investigation it was learned the two men were involved in an argument when one shot the other. The suspect identification is being with held pending positive identification.

The victim's identification is pending positive identification and notification of next of kin by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The suspect, now identified as Pernell Hines, 37, is being held in custody on suspicion of homicide but has not yet been formally charged.

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