Denver police search for teenage suspect in fatal beating

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(Photo: Denver Police Department)

DENVER — The Denver Police Department is looking for a teenage suspect accused of first-degree murder.

James Compton, 17, is accused of fatally beating a man at in the 1900 block of North Wabash Street early Saturday morning.

According to police, Compton assaulted 46-year-old David Earl Nowlin to the point that Nowlin died of his injuries hours later.

Compton was last seen fleeing on foot, wearing a black leather jacket with patches.

Police said Compton has cut his hair since the picture released to the public was taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.