3 Teens Face First-Degree Murder Charges In Pot Robbery Attempt

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with a murder at an Aurora Taco Bell in June.

Calvin Banks, 18, Sterling Hook, 17, and Vincent Rucker, 16, face first-degree murder charges.

Police say Mark Chafant, 19, died from gunshot wounds after a marijuana sale went awry on June 4 at the restaurant in the 3500 block of South Tower Road.

Court records say Chafant attempted to sell marijuana to the teens. The arrest affidavit says they had a “plan of ‘doing a lick’ (street term for robbery) of the person’s weed and running away with it.” Chafant negotiated to sell the pot for $180 to the trio, the affidavit said.

Witnesses said shots were fired in the parking lot after a fight had broken out. Police found a gun and bag of marijuana in Chafant’s car. A witness told police he saw Hook pick up a revolver and throw it through the car’s windows.

Banks and Rucker are each charged with seven felony counts. Hook faces six.


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