DENVER (AP) — Denver police say a security guard was shot and killed after confronting a suspect in another nearby shooting.

According to police, officers were investigating a reported shooting in Denver early Friday morning, in the area of 15th St. and Market St.

Around the same time, they say 28-year-old Lucardio Kroener was working as a security guard in the area and confronted a possible suspect in the first shooting.

Lucardio Kroener (courtesy Denver Police Department)

Denver Police say Kroener and the man got into a physical struggle, and Kroener was shot and killed.

According to a GoFundMe page set up in his name, he leaves behind a daughter named Emma.

Lucardio Kroener (credit: GoFundMe)

“Our hearts are beyond broken and can’t even explain what we are feeling right now,” his sister, Liz Rado, wrote on the fundraising site.

The suspect in the security guard’s death fled.

On Sunday, police released photos of the suspects in the shootings. The first set of photos shows the men suspected in the shooting 15th St. and Market St.

(credit: Denver Police Department)

The second set of images show the man suspected of shooting Kroener near 14th St. and Market St.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or the identity of the individuals pictured above is asked to call the Denver Police Department (720-913-2000) or Crime Stoppers (720-913-7867). You can remain anonymous and earn a reward of up to $2,000.

The Denver Post reports that the person injured in the first shooting was in critical but stable condition.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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