DENVER (CBS4) – The family of an airman from Buckley Air Force Base says they need help solving the crime to get closure.
Someone killed Airman 1st Class Shaquille Hargrove after he left a bar in LoDo last month.
Buckley Air Force Base had banned servicemen and women from going to LoDo after the homicide and had planned to keep the ban until the murder investigation was over. Now the ban has been lifted, but Denver police still haven’t found the gunman.
The shooting happened as the bars on Market Street were closing back in July. The streets were flooded with people and police had their hands full settling several fights and making arrests as the shots were fired that killed Hargrove.
“I have made a trip to Denver with him and I have been down near that place on that street that he got killed on, and I know that somebody, as many people that be down there, somebody saw something,” Hargrove’s grandmother Golynda Hargrove-Powell said.
Investigators made a public plea for cellphone video and pictures that might have captured the shooting. Any details from those haven’t been made public.
Denver police released a sketch of the suspected shooter. He had braided hair tucked under a doo-rag, acne on both cheeks, and thin-framed glasses.
Hargrove was a 19-year-old airman at Buckley Air Force Base. His grandmother says her family needs witnesses to come forward.
“I just want them to be aware that he’s not just a figure that got killed — that he was loved, and he was highly loved,” Hargrove-Powell said. “I just want some closure for myself and my family because they are devastated by his death.”
In his hometown of Wilson, N.C., Hargrove received a full military funeral. Hargrove’s family says without an arrest the community cannot heal.
Denver police are no closer to making an arrest. They are still looking for help in solving the murder. Hargrove’s family says investigators have never updated them on any progress.
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