FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is cooperating with police in Fort Collins as they investigate a shooting.
One man was shot and wounded in the incident, which happened last month, and another man has been arrested.
Jordan Hancock, the mayor’s 19-year-old son, hasn’t been charged in the shooting but apparently was there when it happened. The Denver Post reported the crime was a dust-up between rival gangs.
Neighbors say the shooting happened after a large crowd formed outside a house in a quiet neighborhood near the Colorado State University campus. The people in the crowd apparently were told they couldn’t have a party there and tempers escalated. Then gunshots were heard.
“Then I heard ‘Pop, pop’ another two times and I thought ‘Was that gunshots?’ and then I heard cars starting up,” one neighbor who wished not to be identified told CBS4.
Police said Jalen Robinson, 19, was shot in the head while he was sitting in an SUV. So far it’s unclear if the shots were fired from inside or outside the vehicle.
Eddie Johnson, 19, was arrested in Denver and is being charged in the case.
Police said Johnson and Robinson know each other.
The mayor’s office released a statement about the shooting:
“The Hancock family is heartbroken by this terrible incident and hopes and prays Jalen Robinson will recover quickly and that the case comes to a swift resolution.”
Hancock is now back at school in Atlanta.
Robinson’s condition hasn’t been released.