DENVER (CBS4) – The teenager believed to have shot and killed a man while he was trying to break up a fight has been charged with murder.

The victim was Clarence Thomas, 33. He was shot in February near 15th and Market whild trying to break up a fight.

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Devante Crawford, 18, is facing charges of murder and intimidating a witness.

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Crawford is set to appear before a judge on Tuesday on what would have been the victim’s 34th birthday.

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Friends and family members of Thomas say he died a hero.

Clarence Thomas (credit: Facebook)

Clarence Thomas (credit: Facebook)