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Denver Police Department officers cleared in fatal January shooting of armed car thief
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A Denver Police Department officer who fired 14 rounds at a car thief holding a handgun will not face criminal charges in the fatal January shooting. Officer Joseph Heckenkamp struck Nico Descheenie, 25, five times after he pointed a gun at himself, at another driver and her 2-year-old daughter and at the officers, according to […]

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Off-duty Colorado Springs officer cleared in fatal shooting
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An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer who killed a man in February was justified in the shooting, acting in self-defense, and he won’t face criminal charges, according to the El Paso County district attorney’s office. On Feb. 27 off-duty officer Lucas Aragon shot Desmond Hayes while in his vehicle about 3:40 a.m. in a drive-thru […]

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Man sentenced to 158 years in prison for double fatal car crash in May 2019 in Lakewood
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A 29-year-old man who killed two people while driving high on methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 158 years in prison. Related Articles Police standoff in Aurora apartment complex Tuesday comes up empty William Lloyd Jokay-Szilagji killed Jacob Bowen, 26, and Jesse Edmonds, 30, in May 2019 when he ran a red light at Alameda and […]

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Denver police investigate fatal stabbing along South Broadway
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Denver police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Thursday night in the 1500 block of South Broadway. Related Articles Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle crash in west Denver Two men shot in Aurora park Thursday, one dies at local hospital Police standoff in Aurora apartment complex Tuesday comes up empty Motorcyclist killed in crash with […]

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Fatal encounter with Colorado Springs police prompts investigation
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A fatal encounter between Colorado Springs police officers and a man reported as having a weapon Sunday morning has prompted an investigation. The man died after police tried to arrest him, which led to a struggle and the use of a Taser, according to a summary by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder released Sunday […]

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Man arrested as suspect in fatal shooting in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch area
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A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder for a shooting death in the Green Valley Ranch area, according to Denver police. Edward Sandoval is suspected of the Sunday night shooting in the 5400 block of Odessa Street, according to a news release. The shooting occurred as part of a “family […]

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No charges against Adams County deputy in fatal shooting of armed man
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An Adams County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an armed man, who had fired multiple shots at the deputy while fleeing an arrest, was justified in his actions and will face no criminal charges in the shooting. Deputy Kyle Bacon was legally justified in using his firearm on Nov. 29 when he shot Keith Bruce, […]

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Investigators of fatal Adams County hit-and-run seek help
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Investigators of a fatal hit-and-run incident in Adams County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and its driver. At about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, a pedestrian was crossing Federal Boulevard at West 60th Avenue, from west to east, when he was hit by a southbound vehicle, according to the State Patrol. The […]

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No criminal charges for four officers in fatal Federal Heights shooting
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Four officers who shot and killed an armed man in Federal Heights were justified in their actions and will not face any criminal charges related to the incident, according to a review of the December officer-involved shooting. The office of 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young reviewed the Dec. 6 shooting of 24-year-old Hunter Steven […]

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Two men guilty of murder in fatal shooting in Denver’s Baker neighborhood
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Denver Police Department Ibrahim Amir Musa, left, and Husham Al Kinani. Two Denver men are guilty of fatally shooting a man during an armed robbery in 2018 in the Baker neighborhood. Husham  Al Kinani, 20, was found guilty Tuesday by a Denver jury after seven hours of deliberation. Al Kinani was convicted of first-degree murder, […]

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Suspect arrested in connection with fatal overnight stabbing in Denver
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A 36-year-old man is being held on suspicion of fatally stabbing another man in Denver Saturday night. Dominic Valdez is being held for investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing, according to a statement from Denver police. Related Articles Editorial: Our kids are still dying from the gun epidemic Man shot in Denver’s […]

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Arvada police investigating fatal shooting of teenage boy
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One teenager is dead and another is being held for investigation of manslaughter after a fatal shooting in Arvada. Police responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a shooting on the 8100 block of Chase Drive. They found a teenage boy with a gunshot wound, and he died on scene from his injuries, Arvada police Detective […]

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Suspect in fatal Christmas shooting in Aurora arrested
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The Aurora Police Department reported Tuesday night they had arrested a suspect in a fatal Christmas day shooting. Police had sought Curtis Davis-Barnes, 36, in connection with the shooting since Thursday. Davis-Barnes hasn’t been charged. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office also released the name of the victim in the shooting Tuesday. Aarion Derritt, 39, was […]

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Aurora police seek suspect in connection with Christmas Day fatal shooting
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Aurora police identified a 36-year-old man as a suspect in connection with a fatal Christmas Day shooting. Authorities are searching for Curtis Davis-Barnes, who drives a gray 2007 BMW 525 car with license plates CPL-238. Police said he’s considered armed and dangerous and urged the public to call 911 if spotted. Officers responded at 2:15 […]

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