DENVER (CBS4) – The man killed in a shootout last week in downtown Denver has been identified. The Denver Coroner identified Terrance Wardlow, 59, as the innocent victim in the shooting that also left four others injured.
The shooting happened Nov. 19 near 21st and Lawrence Street, close to Coors Field. Police arrested Josh Hayward, 24, the next morning on first-degree murder charges and Dashae Eugene Armstrong on federal weapons charges. Armstrong was shot in the leg.
It is CBS4’s policy not to report the names of gangs involved in crimes, but federal authorities announced in a news release Wednesday that Armstrong, 23, is a member of a gang and that the “other shooter” was a member of a rival gang. They said Armstrong has a criminal record that includes drug dealing charges that dates back to 2007. He appeared in federal court last week where he is being prosecuted on federal weapons charges.
The day after the shooting, Denver police praised those who helped them track down the suspects and emphasized that the shooting was not random.
Hayward was formally charged with 28 criminal counts on Tuesday, including first-degree murder, first-degree assault, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and crime of violence. Hayward is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.