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Denver police investigate death downtown near Lawrence, 15th streets
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Police are investigating the circumstances of a person’s death early Wednesday morning in downtown Denver. The body was discovered near Lawrence and 15th streets, according to a 4:56 a.m. Denver police tweet. Few details are available. The gender and age of the dead person have not been released. Related Articles Second suspect arrested in connection […]

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Man arrested near Denver in 2013 deadly shooting at Oklahoma store
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma authorities say they’ve arrested a third person in the shooting of a 77-year-old man who was killed during a robbery more than five years ago. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that 33-year-old Jeremy Hugh Scott was arrested Friday near Denver for his involvement in the June […]

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Denver man fatally stabbed on West Colfax Avenue identified
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The man who was fatally stabbed in the 3600 block of West Colfax Avenue on Thursday has been identified as Dwaine Nees, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. An autopsy showed that Nees, 48, died of sharp-force injuries and the manner of death was a homicide, a news release stated. Denver police arrested Robert […]

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Man shot by federal agents in southwest Denver on Friday has died, police say
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A man shot by federal agents Friday afternoon in southwest Denver has died, Denver police said Saturday morning. A woman, also shot by agents in the same incident, remains at a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, police added. About 3 p.m. Friday, federal agents stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of South […]

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Denver to expand gunshot-detection system into downtown, add officers in Ballpark neighborhood after uptick in crime
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More officers will walk Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood and police will expand their gunshot-detection technology into downtown after the city’s core saw an uptick in homicides and other crimes last year. Ten people were killed in the Central Business District and the Five Points neighborhood in 2018 — nearly as many as the number of homicides […]

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Denver police take suspect into custody following standoff after two officers shot and fire breaks out near Sixth and Inca
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Denver police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Inca Street and engaged in an hours-long standoff with a “possibly barricaded” suspect that included the use of chemical agents and a house fire until taking that person into custody around 6 p.m. Sunday. Police said two male officers were shot prior to the […]

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Denver homicide increase in 2018 driven by domestic violence, gang activity
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High numbers of killings connected to gangs and domestic violence last year contributed to Denver’s rising homicide count and helped create an increase in the overall number of violent crimes in the city over the year prior, public safety officials said Thursday. Sixty-seven people were killed in Denver in 2018, the highest number recorded since 2004, […]

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Two injured in separate shootings in Denver about 12 minutes apart
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Two people were injured in two separate shootings early Sunday morning about 12 minutes apart in different neighborhoods. Denver police responded at 12:46 a.m. to the 700 block of Lipan Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood to investigate a shooting, Denver police spokesman Tyrone Campbell said. One person was injured in the shooting and transported […]

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Crimes associated with buying, selling from online marketplaces in Denver have escalated, police say
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If hindsight is 20/20, Shaunte Brown can now see the red flags plain as day. “It happened on the corner right here of 23rd and Humboldt,” she said, pointing. “I would have told him ‘no, meet somewhere else! It’s a setup.’” But Wednesday night, she and her boyfriend thought they had found a great deal […]

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Sex offender arrested on allegations of indecent exposure in northwest Denver
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Mark Lucero A 39-year-old convicted sex offender is facing new charges of indecent exposure for incidents around northwest Denver. Mark T. Lucero was charged this week with six felony counts in connection with incidents that occurred between Dec. 16 and 25. The Denver Police Department released a Metro Denver Crime Stoppers bulletin on Dec. 28 […]

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Dating apps spurred at least 53 crimes in Denver last year. Here are tips from a cyberdating guru for a safer rendezvous.
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In June, a woman in Denver tried to jump out of a moving car that was being driven by a man she’d met on a dating app. They were on their way to coffee when “an argument broke out,” according to Denver police records. The man drove off with the woman’s belongings in the car. Two […]

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One person dead after disturbance in southeast Denver, police say
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A disturbance at a busy intersection in southeast Denver on Friday night left one person dead, police said. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Monaco Parkway. Update: Investigators are now conducting a death investigation. 1 person was pronounced deceased at the scene. pic.twitter.com/mM9fA7pSTR — Denver Police […]

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Man, 26, gets 48-year prison sentence for murder of 28-year-old Denver woman
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A 26-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 48 years in prison for the murder of a 28-year-old victim in her Five Points apartment. Esstefan Hamlin had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 2017 death of Christina Weir, according to the district attorney’s office. Hamlin also pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in the case. […]

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Denver will help expunge marijuana convictions for 10,000-plus people
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Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes just between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing the drug or paraphernalia — would not be illegal today, but they still haunt […]

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