Denver police seek information after man assaulted in Denver park, later died

Case is being investigated as a homicide, police said
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Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 23:40:48-04

DENVER — The Denver Police Department is asking for the public's help after a man was killed Sunday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m., officers were dispatched to Benedict Fountain Park, located at 401 East 20th Ave., for a welfare check.

When officers arrived, they found the victim — identified as 37-year-old Bashir Yusuf — unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Bashir Yusuf

On Sept. 22, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said Yusuf's cause of death is from blunt force injuries.

This case is being investigated as a homicide, Denver police said. Witnesses told officers an assault happened around 1:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $2,000.