By Dominic Garcia

DENVER (CBS4)– When Chris Anderson-Tarver and his wife heard a gunshot outside their home in Denver’s Baker neighborhood, they rushed outside to find Thomas Steen lying on the ground.

It happened Oct. 18 near 2nd and Bannock. Chris’ wife, a midwife, used her medical training.

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“Took his pulse, figured out, ‘Oh man, he’s injured,’ and administered CPR right away. She kept him alive until the ambulance got there,” Anderson-Tarver told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.

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Chris Anderson-Tarver
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Thomas didn’t make it but soon after his family started reaching out to Chris and his wife and that’s when they started learning more about the victim.

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Thomas Steen (credit: GoFundMe)

“He sounded like the most amazing person. One of the things I keep hearing over and over from different people is that he never met a stranger,” said Anderson-Tarver.

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Thomas Allen Steen was only 25 years old. He went to Clemson University in South Carolina and was working in Denver for Dish Network’s Corporate Office as a data analyst.

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Chris works at the Denver Distillery and wanted to do something to help his family.

“We just sort out of the blue said hey, I work at this distillery, we would love to provide a space if necessary or helpful to do some sort of fundraiser,” he told CBS4.

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So on Saturday, Nov. 3 all of their proceeds will be donated to Steen’s family to help pay for funeral expenses.

“We wanted to support them in any way we could. It was such a tragic event.”

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The fundraiser will be at the Denver Distillery located at 244 S. Broadway in Denver from 3-7 p.m.

Police continue to search for the gunman who shot Steen.

Dominic Garcia anchors CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and reports for CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Connect with the Denver native on Twitter @cbs4dom & on Facebook.

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