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Police, residents join forces to stop deadly violence in Capitol Hill

DENVER — An estimated 100 Capitol Hill residents attended a community meeting with Denver Police Thursday night, just a few steps away from where a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death, a week ago.

There have been two murders in the area in less than a week, and police and residents are joining forces to stop the violence.

A handful of officers were in attendance, as well, to assure the crowd that authorities were doing everything they could to keep the area safe, despite the killing of Ryan Haldeman and the shooting of 47-year-old Ronald Smith, near 11th and Lincoln, Sunday morning.

The residents were told the best weapon to fight crime, is being proactive.

Other tips:
— Walk in well-lit areas
— Maintain eye contact
— Try not to walk and text at the same time.

The meeting lasted more than an hour.