Security officer shot and killed in LoDo leaves behind young daughter & family

Police asking for public to help locate suspect
Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 13:13:18-04

DENVER -- Police are asking for the public's help to find the person who shot and killed a security officer in downtown Denver early Friday morning. Lucardio (Luke) Kroener, 28, was working in the area when the shooting occurred near the intersection of 14th and Market Streets in LoDo.

DPD released the Crime Alert below describing the events that occurred and a description of the suspect involved.



Kroener leaves behind a young daughter, girlfriend and family. His sister, Liz Rado, shared the statement below with Denver7 remembering her brother.

“Luke was an amazing father always playing with his baby girl. He would dance with her in the middle of the street, he would watch My Little Pony with her for hours with her. They loved pizza. They could eat pizza all day long. Emma was his life, he would do anything for her. He would give the world for her. That was her daddy, her daddy Luke. He was getting ready to start in the police academy and worked hard to give the world for his daughter, now she is going to grow up without her daddy. He will miss seeing her grow and Esmeralda is left without a partner in life. My mother is left without a son, we are left without a brother, an uncle, a nephew and we will miss Luke for the rest of our lives.”

There is a GoFundMe page setup to support the family.


A streak of violent crimes has many in LoDo concerned for their safety