Suspect wanted for murder in Denver also wanted in bar shooting in Aurora

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Kenneth Banks, 20, is wanted in two homicides. (Photo: Aurora Police)

DENVER — A man who was wanted for a homicide in Denver is also being sought for a murder at a bar in Aurora, both incidents taking place in November.

Kenneth Ray Banks, 20, is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with two homicide cases.

The first incident happened in the early morning on Nov. 20. A woman was killed in a double shooting in the east parking lot of the Montview Bar and Grill at Montview Boulevard and Nome Street in Aurora just before 1:40 a.m.

Early investigation told police that the victims were involved in an altercation with an unknown man outside of the bar, during that altercation the suspect reportedly pull out a gun, fired shots and struck both of the victims.

The man drove himself and the woman to the emergency room with gun shot wounds, police said.

The female victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.  The man was expected to survive.

The second incident happened on Nov. 23 when a man died after being found shot inside a vehicle in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver in the early morning.

Police responded to shots fired near Peoria Street and East 47th Avenue where the found the victim inside the vehicle.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as D-Andre Mayfield, 20.

Denver Police describe Banks as a 20-year-old black male, 6 feet tall and 185 pounds. Aurora Police describe him as 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with black hair and black eyes.

He is considered armed and dangerous by both Aurora and Denver Police, who advise anyone who sees him not to try to contact or apprehend him.

Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of Banks is asked to contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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