Die verdagtes, van wie die ouderdom wissel 18 aan 21, is in hegtenis geneem op verdenking van veelvuldige misdade, insluitend die moord op 'n 18-jarige student, inbraak, aggravated robbery and aggravated motor vehicle theft.
They were identified as Isaiah Freeman and Aden Sides, albei 18, Noah Loepp-Hall, 19, and 21-year-old Seth Larhode. The fifth suspect, Samuel Fassell, 18, is being sought. Details about what each is accused of doing have not been released.
“We continue to send our condolences to those who were impacted by these terrible crimes, Denver police Chief Paul Pazen.
Authorities held news conferences Wednesday and Thursday asking the public for assistance in the investigation.
Police said they initially responded to a report Tuesday night that suspects were breaking into a vehicle and that one of them brandished a handgun when bystanders approached. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle and drove to another part of Denver, where they carjacked a man at a business and then burglarized a business, polisie gesê.
They then went a few blocks and allegedly shot a pedestrian during a robbery, ondersoekbeamptes gesê. The victim was critically injured but expected to survive. Another man, Shmuel Silverberg, 18, was shot in the head an hour later outside the Yeshiva Toras Chaim, a Torah school for men, en oorlede.
Officials said he was shot and ran inside a building. The suspects followed but eventually fled.
“Our Yeshiva Toras Chaim community is grief stricken at the killing of one of its students,” the school said Wednesday in a statement reported by the Denver Post. “We are caring for our faculty, personeel, studente, and their families in the face of this tragic and incomprehensible act of violence. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from our Denver community and from around the country, and for the work of local law enforcement authorities who have made this their top priority.”
Investigators do not believe the killing was motivated by bias.
“After examining the evidence, to include the series of offenses that were seemingly randomly committed… I do not believe there is a bias motivation,” said Denver police Cmdr. Matt Clark.
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