COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Commerce City issued a new bulletin this week with details about a murder a year ago that remains unsolved.
Dijoun Quinn had recently graduated from Adams City High School. On March 27, 2011, he was walking along Holly Street near 65th Avenue on his way back from a convenience store when he was approached by an unknown number of suspects and shot several times. He died at the hospital.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots and then saw a red pickup truck stop and back up, but police say the people in the truck were not involved.
There’s a $2,500 reward being offered in the case. Quinn’s family say they desperately need answers about what happened to him.
Quinn’s grandfather Leander Quinn said on Wednesday that a bad habit took his grandson to the corner of the neighborhood where the convenience store is.
“He had a bad habit of smoking cigarettes and our last conversation was just that, and I kind of scolded him,” Quinn said.
Quinn was about to enlist in the Army before he was killed. His family says the anger over the murder has passed, but they still need answers.
“We’re not angry anymore, we just want closure, we don’t want this happen to someone else’s family,” said Evelyn Brueland, Quinn’s aunt.
“We lost my grandson, he was shot and left to die,” Quinn said. “We don’t know why, we don’t know who or what for. We need someone out there to come forward to help my family.”