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Man arrested after allegedly shooting, killing man near Berkeley Lake Park

Police in Denver
Posted at 3:58 PM, Dec 28, 2022

UPDATE | Thursday, 9:11 a.m. — The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has identified Jonathan Blazon, 23, as the person shot and killed near Berkeley Lake Park. His cause of death is gunshot wounds. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.


DENVER — A 22-year-old turned himself in after he allegedly shot and killed a man near Berkeley Lake Park on Monday.

On Monday afternoon, officers with the Denver Police Department received a call about a person who had been shot around Berkeley Lake Park near W. 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street. According to the caller, the person was put into a car and the driver then left the area.

As police investigated this call, they received a second call about a shooting victim who had been found near Andrews Drive and Dillon Street.

The victim, only identified as a man, was pronounced deceased.

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Based on the investigation, police determined that he was the victim of the shooting from W. 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street. The scenes are about 15 miles apart.

The victim and shooter knew each other, police said.

The Office of the Medical Examiner will identify the victim.

Police identified the suspect as Miguel Piria, 22. He turned himself into detectives on Wednesday.

Piria is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. He has not been formally charged.