Teen suspect in Denver homicide arrested in California

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TORRANCE, Calif. -- A 17-year-old wanted for murder in Denver was arrested late Monday night after a home invasion in Southern California, KTLA reported.

Dmarco Jaquise Blake, 17, was wanted for first-degree murder in connection with a possible home invasion homicide of 27-year-old Timothy Anderson in the 3900 block of South Spruce Street on May 16.

The victim's mother said local detectives called her soon after the arrest and told her they are bringing the suspect back to Colorado where he will be tried for murder as an adult.

"If he doesn't get the death penalty, all four of them, then I want them to spend the rest of their lives in jail and I want their family to know what a coward all four of them were," Anderson's mother, Cristine Singh, said.

Denver police spokeswoman Barb Archer said two others, Demond Hamilton, 20 and Keione Clark, 18, were taken into custody last week after a seven incidents that night, including two in Greenwood Village.

Hamilton, Clark and Blake are being held for investigation of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Another suspect in the case, 15-year-old Zjiahnni Lacour, was taken into custody on May 20. She is being held for investigation of accessory after the fact.

They are being held on murder, burglary and crime of violence charges as part of the burglary ring, Archer said.

"I’m going to go to court every single day and stare at them," Singh said. "They’re going to know what they took away from me and my family."

Police in Torrance responded to suspicious activity about 10:40 p.m. Monday after a neighbor saw two men entering an elderly woman's residence and believed it was suspicious.

When officers arrived, they heard the woman screaming inside. Two males then ran outside and one of them was taken into custody at gunpoint, police told KTLA.

The second person fled the scene and a perimeter was set up. Officers then found the woman inside had been beaten. She was taken to a hospital and was later released after receiving treatment.

A K-9 alerted officers of the second suspect hiding in the attic of the home. It was later determined the second suspect was Blake.

It's not known if he would be prosecuted on numerous charges in Southern California -- including burglar, auto theft and elder abuse -- first or be extradited to Colorado.

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