DENVER (CBS4) – The identity of a man shot to death at a bar on Federal Boulevard early Sunday morning has been released.
The coroner says Kevie Durham, 24, was killed in the shooting at a bar called The Beach located near Federal Boulevard and 16th Avenue.
Durham was one of five people shot during some sort of fight at the bar. The others suffered injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.
Durham was an up-and-coming rap singer from Denver known as KL Tha General. He was scheduled to perform this Saturday.
Durham’s music producer Russ P. called him one of the most talented rappers in Denver.
“Literally I think he might actually have been my first client,” Russ P. said.
Durham’s music videos and songs show tens of thousands of views and downloads online. Russ P. says his career was about to take off as he was planning to move to Atlanta.
Friends say Durham was a man devoted to his family and his career.
“He was really was the last person that I expected this to happen to,” Russ P. said. “This guy really had a chance, with his talent, to go places with it.”
Officers are still interviewing hundreds of possible witnesses. They don’t know exactly what happened or if Durham was targeted.
“At this point we don’t know what the motive was behind this shooting,” Ron Hackett with Denver police said.