DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver are searching for a teenage suspect in the fatal assault of a man early Saturday morning.

According to police, David Earl Nowlin, 46, was assaulted in the 1900 block of North Wabash Street just after 2:30 a.m.

“Mr. Nowlin died later that day as the result of injuries he suffered during the assault,” police said in a statement.

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James Earl Compton (credit: Denver Police Department)

Police are searching for James Earl Compton, 17, in connection with Nowlin’s death.

Police released a photograph of Compton but say his hair is reportedly shorter than depicted in the picture.

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

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