DENVER (CBS4)– Four years ago someone gunned down and killed a prosecutor on the steps of his Denver home. His murderer has never been found.
Police have re-released still pictures and video hoping it will lead them to those responsible for Sean May’s death. Detectives have received hundreds of tips but none of the leads have led to the killer or anyone involved.
“I can still feel the lump in my throat and get a dry mouth when I talk about it,” said Adams County District Attorney Don Quick.
May was a prosecutor in Adams County. His wife was six months pregnant with their first child at the time he was killed.
Quick said solving May’s murder is personal. He had just promoted May to Chief Deputy District Attorney when he was killed.
“Sean never got to know his son. Corinne doesn’t have a husband. She’s raising a child by herself. The second reason is justice for our office and justice system itself. If someone can murder a prosecutor in his back yard, what does that say about the system?” said Quick.
Detectives want to track down the driver of a black truck seen outside a 7-Eleven convenience store. That store is just three blocks from May’s home.
Detectives said the driver did not enter the store but was seen getting in and out of the truck.
He’s described as a man wearing a blue shirt and tie.
Police believe May’s killer ran towards 37th and Irving after shooting him near his home around the corner from the 7-Eleven.
In the history of the United States, 11 prosecutors have been killed. May is one of them.
Quick hopes the compilation of the video clips and the previously released photos of the person of interest will help them generate new leads.
Quick said cold cases are usually solved in two ways; scientific means like DNA and people coming forward.
“When you get evidence out into the public it triggers something else and a domino effect so I don’t know what exactly the impact it has, I’m just hoping that it has one,” said Quick.
Police have partnered with Crime Stoppers to offer a $125,000 reward for information that helps police make an arrest in the case.