Man accused of injuring several, killing 1 in Crips shootout in Denver faces 28 charges

Posted at 11:57 AM, Nov 27, 2018

DENVER — The man accused of shooting several people near 21st Avenue and Lawrence Street on Nov. 19 was formally charged with 28 criminal counts on Monday.

Joshua Hayward, 24, faces charges of:

  • First-degree murder after deliberation (1 count)
  • First-degree murder with extreme indifference (1 count)
  • Attempted first-degree murder (8 counts)
  • First-degree assault (2 counts)
  • Second-degree assault (2 counts)
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender (12 counts)
  • Crime of violence sentence enhancer (2 counts)

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann formally charged Hayward on Monday in connection to the shootout between two different sets of the Crips gang

One bystander, 59-year-old Terrance Wardlow, was killed and three others were injured.

A man named Dashae Armstrong, who was also allegedly involved, was also shot. He is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on federal weapons charges.

Hayward is scheduled to appear in court for his advisement on Nov. 29.

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