DENVER (CBS4/AP) — Denver police have released a sketch of suspect in a fatal shooting of a Buckley Air Force Base airman in LoDo.
The shooting took place early Saturday morning, and another airman was injured in the popular area of downtown Denver as nearby bars were closing for the night.
Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said in a news release that officers were called to the area of 15th and Market streets just after 2 a.m. and found a man, identified as Shaquille Hargrove, 19, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Jackson says Hargrove was shot during a “disturbance” involving a large group of people. He did not release any information about a suspect.
At the time there were several fights going on unrelated to the shooting. There was already a heavy police presence in the area, but the shooter escaped.
A news release from Buckley Air Force Base east of Denver confirmed the death and injury.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male with acne, in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-7, 160 to 180 pounds.
There are surveillance cameras in the block that are being reviewed. Police are hoping witnesses will also come forward with video and pictures to help find a suspect.
“Each camera is going to give us a piece of information. so if we can get the video and the witnesses to come forward with what they saw then that will help with those cameras and things like that,” Jackson said. “You may not get everything you want on one camera, but you get information from one to another to another to piece together a good piece of information that might help us lead to who did this.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.
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