Neighborhood altercation leads to homicide near Wash Park in Denver

Posted at 9:11 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 03:01:52-04

DENVER -- Police sirens broke the silence of a typically quiet Denver neighborhood Monday night as one person lay dead after an altercation turned fatal.

The homicide was reported by Denver Police around 8 p.m. in the area of East Ellsworth Avenue and South Pennsylvania Street near the Wash Park neighborhood. The suspect remains at large.

Police say the incident started with an altercation between two people who investigators believe knew each other. No firearms were used in the commission of the homicide.

No other details surrounding the investigation were available. However, a Denver7 crew on scene saw at least one person in custody, but it’s not clear if the arrest is related to the investigation.

Police have yet to release suspect information.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner is expected to release the identity of the victim in the coming days.

This is a developing story. Please check back as this story will be updated as more information is released.