Man killed in East Colfax shooting July 2 identified

A man was shot and later died in east Denver on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

DENVER — The man killed in a shooting on East Colfax Avenue July 2 has been identified.

According to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, Omar King, Jr., 42, was transported by ambulance around 8 p.m. July 2 from the 8400 block of East Colfax Avenue to the Denver Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

He died from a gunshot wound, and his manner of death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The Denver Police Department said a suspect was in custody, but have not released the suspect’s identity.

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