Two charged with murder in robbery, killing of Denver homeowner

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 13:40:50-05

DENVER — A man and woman involved in the robbery and killing of a Denver homeowner off Monaco Street last month have been charged with murder, District Attorney Beth McCann announced Thursday.

Joshua Hamm, 38, and Tameka Dudley, 44, face charges of first-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of first-degree burglary. A third suspect, Larry Hamm, 47, was shot and killed by Denver police during the incident, which unfolded shortly before noon on Dec. 28.

The victim, Mark Outman, 64, was found shot and killed at his home in the 900 block of Monaco in east Denver. An adult relative of Outman was also shot, and she survived her injuries, officials said.

Police dispatch had received a call from Outman's relative that she had been shot during a robbery at the home.

When officers arrived, one suspect fled on foot and two others fled in a 2009 black Honda Fit, Clark said. The suspect who fled on foot was arrested nearby with a handgun in his possession, according to Denver police Lt. Matt Clark.

A second suspect who got out of the Honda at some point during the pursuit was spotted by officers as he ran down a nearby street with a handgun, according to Clark, who said the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at a driver on the street, prompting officers to fire upon him.

It is unclear whether the suspect was hit at this time, but he ran across a median and threw away the handgun as he continued to run, according to Clark. He then tried to carjack another vehicle unsuccessfully before continuing on foot in the area.

Another officer started following him, according to Clark, before the suspect stopped two more vehicles on Monaco. He got inside through the passenger-side door of the vehicle, which had a woman inside at the time, Clark said. Moments later, the officer fired several rounds into the passenger-side window, hitting the suspect, who later died at Denver Health Medical Center.

Clark said that investigators have so far not recovered another weapon from that vehicle, signaling that the suspect shot and killed was not armed at the time. He said there was no indication any of the suspects fired at officers.