ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The two teenagers arrested in the shooting death of a popular chef last month have been identified and will be charged as adults.
Raheem Vaughn Benson, 16, of Littleton and Louis Fernando Lara-Macias, 16, of Englewood, remain in custody on charges of first-degree murder after deliberation, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery.
Police said it was about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 when Nick Lewis, 33, the popular chef at Denver’s Blackbird Public House, had been walking home from the 7-Eleven near South Acoma Street. The father of an 8-year-old boy was struck by several bullets, and later died at the hospital.
On Oct. 21, the teens were charged in Lewis’ death. Both males were in custody on unrelated charges when those charges were filed.