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Early morning crash kills 1 in downtown Denver

Police are searching for a 2005-2010 silver, two-door Chevrolet Cobalt in relation to the crash. They’re asking for the general public’s assist in discovering the suspect automobile.

DENVER — The Denver Police Division (DPD) is searching for a suspect automobile concerned in a deadly hit-and-run early Monday morning and so they’re asking for the general public’s assist. 

Surveillance footage captured the silver, two-door, 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, pictured under, earlier than the collision, in accordance with DPD.

The automotive was seen touring westbound within the 1400 block of Arapahoe Avenue round 1:30 a.m. Monday, when it approached a bunch of 5 males driving electrical, stand-up scooters, in accordance with Robert Rock, a lieutenant in DPD’s Visitors Investigations Unit. 

The motive force of the Chevy Cobalt hit two of the riders with the automotive from behind after which fled, Lt. Rock mentioned. 

One of many males hit was thrown to the sidewalk and died. The second man was taken to the hospital, however launched later that morning, in accordance with Lt. Rock. 

On Wednesday, the Denver Medical Examiner’s Workplace recognized the person killed as 26-year-old Christopher Patton. 

Police have no idea if this was intentional. 

“We can’t say for sure, at this level, whether or not it was a bias-motivated crime or not till we get additional within the investigation,” mentioned Lt. Rock on Tuesday, the day after the incident. 

That is the second electrical scooter-related visitors collision that has resulted in a dying in Denver, DPD confirmed.

Because the investigation continues, police are imploring the driving force of the Cobalt to come back ahead on their very own. They’re asking for the general public’s assist in discovering the suspect automobile and providing as much as a $2,000 reward for ideas that cause them to the automotive. 

Lt. Rock mentioned the driving force fled the scene Monday morning going westbound on Arapahoe Avenue to southbound Speer Boulevard.

The suspect automobile is anticipated to have injury to the entrance grill, hood, windshield and is lacking the outside mirror from the passenger facet, DPD mentioned.

Anybody with info is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can stay nameless and could also be eligible for a reward of as much as $2,000.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to individuals who anonymously submit a tip. Data is shared with legislation enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified on the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee evaluations the knowledge offered and, if the knowledge results in an arrest, the tipster will probably be notified. Rewards will be collected utilizing the code numbers acquired when the tip was initially submitted. 

Extra details about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Extra Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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