Benjamin Lucero suspect in Dandy Dan's strip club homicide of George Valenzuela-Lopez (54)

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Update: The Denver Police Department has identified a suspect in the shootout at Dandy Dan's strip club that killed George Valenzuela-Lopez. He's Benjamin Lucero, 22.

Look below to see two photos of Lucero and a DPD release with more information.

Denver Police Department release:

On February 8, 2011, at approximately 11:15 p.m., George Lopez was shot to death in the parking lot of Dandy Dan's Gentleman's Club at 214 South Federal Boulevard. An Arrest Warrant has been issued for Benjamin Ray Lucero, dob: 05/13/1988 for Murder in the First Degree. Anyone with information concerning this crime or the whereabouts of Benjamin Lucero is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

CALL CRIME STOPPERS: 720-913-STOP (7867)

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A Benjamin Lucero mug shot.

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Police describe this as a more recent photo of Benjamin Lucero.

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Dandy Dan's.

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Update, 7:34 a.m.: The man who died from gunshot wounds received in the parking lot of Dandy Dan's topless club has been identified by the Denver coroner's office as George Valenzuela-Lopez, 34.

"The cause of death is complications of multiple gunshot wounds," the release states. "The manner of death is homicide." Look below for our earlier coverage of this crime.

Original item, February 9, 1:31 p.m.: Last night at Dandy Dan's, a South Federal strip club, a pair of men got into an altercation in the parking lot -- and only one of them left alive.

Denver Police haven't ID'd the victim, but they have a description of the suspect who fled the scene after shots were fired.

Look below to read the DPD release on the crime, as well as to check out an interactive graphic of the area near the scene; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

Denver Police Department release:

On February 8, 2011, at 11:45 p.m., Denver Police responded to a call of a party shoot in the parking lot of 214 S. Federal Blvd. Through the investigation, Detectives learned two men were involved in an altercation with an unknown male. During the altercation, the unknown male shot one of the men.

Paramedics transported the victim to Denver Health Medical Center where he later died.

The suspect fled the area on foot. He is described as a Hispanic Male, 5'06" to 5'08", 150 to 180 pounds, wearing all black clothing, last seen running East on West Cedar Avenue.

If you have any information regarding this Crime or the suspect, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.


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Maria G
Maria G

All this here is the result of Ashly and Sita the two biggest sluts in Denver. You two hoodrats need to get a life and stop all this shit. Sita you wish you had a son with george keep on dreaming you fat pig. Ashly your son is so ugly he looks like a little rat his new name is the ratboy. He is not georges kid I have the only son with him and noone is ever going to see him again. your son will grow up to be a losser just like you and sita fuck all of you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow this is very hurtful...with the statements made it is clear you are not who u say u are. Don't be a coward and use your real name? When I heard of this I had to see for myself.

W9th
W9th

benny is beating his case... self defense hoe! he will be out soon

Charlene
Charlene

Good for him but the only thing he is getting beat is his ass by a black guy with a oversize dick. That bitch will die in jail he will never get out so save the drama for you fat mama. Keep dreaming self defense he doesnt even believe that open your eyes mutha lover. Tell that story your little brother. W9th go suck a dick bitch.

Peaceoutfool
Peaceoutfool

Ya rite, sure sounds good...can't wait till he gets to limen!!! YOu might as well say good bye now lol!!!!!!!!!

Lmatteo23
Lmatteo23

to all you skank ass hoes who think you actually knew george just because you have twenty five of his kids... yeah he was the man. that does not mean he loved you or wanted to spend the rest of his life with you. i keep hearing from all these whores who think they have geores kids.  bring on the paternity test. oh thats right geore is not here, nor do you poor ass skanks have the money to afford it. all i know is i have know george for the last two years. i saw him often. went to his house many times. went to his girl friend sitas house many times. she was the only girl in his life in the two years i kinew him that meant anything to him. ashly, i know you have kids with him bc we have talked about u. i have nothing to say bad about you but you need to stop talking shit about sita. i have met her and she was the only girl in his life for a long time. she is not a drug addict and as far as i know as gone to every court date supporting the incarceration of the dumb ass little child that shot my boy george and ended his life way to short. i'm so tired of all you little hoes talking shit to each other and haten on george and yourselves. you are so dumb. all of you! he was an awesome personl. regardless of how many women were in his life. all of you may have ment something at some point. to argue about who he love the most is ridiculous bc obviously he was with the one he wanted to be with when he lost his life, sadly. which was sita. and i know personally that she was one of the positive influences in his life when he passed.... he told me many times. so fuck all you dumb ass skanks that cant speel or know how to say i love you george and we will all miss you for different reasons. let it go dumb bitches. you are all so ridiculous. all i know is for the last two years the only girl i ever saw with him when we went out was a girl named sita. and she was very nice. so fuck all of you talken shit about her. if he wasnt with you it was for a reason so go cry your selves to sleep cuz obviously you werent good enough for my boy george. he was a great person and i know we will all miss him. and regardless of how many kids you had with him, it doesn't matter. he is gone. you are still here. move on and stop talking shit to all his other babys mamas. skanks!!!!

Charlene
Charlene

Wow this story put me to sleep its you sita noone else writing this BS. Keep dreaming you little troll. George kept going back to you because you are the biggest SLUT, HORE, SKANK and whatever you want to be called in Colorado. Ashly is a piece of shit she is sick shes a space cadet that son she has needs to be taken away by social services. Charlene P. Is more of a Cocaine money hoe hit it and quit it type. Sita my girl how is going you fats domino. I live for this I have evidence my son is Georges kid I have proof there is one person that know the whole truth and he is dead.

Sita
Sita

Blah blah blah...bring it bitch!!!!!!!!

Loveyourself
Loveyourself

hahah very funny charlene sorry but im busy rasing my son i dont have time to waste talking sht.. Are you young? cuz it seems like you are the only one on here that is talking mad sht..

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Charlene
Charlene

Sita it has been me all this time pulling your strings like a puppet that you are. You have to be the stupidest person alive. I hate you so much .

Ashly

Charlene
Charlene

Sita you have a pretty mouth and just to let you know I will get some. That nasty ass of yours is going down you fat RAT. You are convict bitch you were in Jail in El Paso Texas for trying to smuggle drugs into the USA. Sita you are the biggest low life scumbag and I will be paying you a visit pretty soon see how bad you really are you dike. Are you ready for thanks giving cause I will stuff you like a turkey, Hahahahaha. You are a joke sweeety wake up and smell the coffee or stick your finger in your ass and smell it. Say hi to the family bye lard ass.

Sita
Sita

Come get some bitch...your a joke !!!! And you think I don't know try me...u sacred ass!!! ALL MOUTH!!!

Peaceoutfool
Peaceoutfool

COMe get it!!!! YOur a sacred as bitch...a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlene
Charlene

Sita sweetheart when do we learn im a college graduate an you are a lot lizard plain and simple. George said your pussy hangs to your knees that is so gross you need some surgery ill lend you  money. You have no idea who I am so dont pretend you do ok. I will find you and when I do you will wish you had not mess with me but I will do it legally capish. Poor thing keep dreaming you dumb hooker go buy some meth and get high like you always do.

Sita
Sita

Charlene, you stupid ass bitch you got a big fucking mouth that no one cares to hear! You think you know so much about me or George for that matter... PLEASE, ya right you have me laughing girl you may have somethings right but don't act like i've never heard about you, i remember you and know more then you think so keep talking shit its getting you nowhere! You are the only piece of shit on here and did i mention you DONT scare me at all! so come find me since you know where im at but until then SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

P.S No one gives a shit about you or your kid and neither did G 

Charlene
Charlene

Whatever Sita what kind of bird dont fly jail bird get it. I like my son so much and he is Georges son believe it or not jealous bitch because you did not have one with him. You cant have a baby because you wound is so poluted with the meth you use you are a horrible ugly person you FAT SKANK oops I meant LOT LIZARD what truck stop are you hooking at. Do not pretend you now me cause you dont I will slap the lips off your face, I will knock you teeth down your throat that you will need to stick a tootbrush up your ass to wash your teeth. Insight for everyone of your bitches you have no idea who I am so do not FUCK with me I will make your life a living hell that goes for all you friends and hoes you hang around with. Ill be in touch in the mean while be careful and take care. i send you a big hug and kiss by sweety.

Lmatteo23
Lmatteo23

Story... life is just a story told over and over. My name is Lou and i wrote that "story." so say something to me. oh what... cat got your tounge. just chill out and read some more blogs or better yet a childrens story to your imaginary child. just cuz you slept with him doesn't mean it's his kid. lets get you on Maurry. he can settle this. lol

AMANDA2
AMANDA2

I LOVE MY UNCEL HE HAS DUN RONG BT UZ HAV DID RONG TO N I HOPE WE ALL GT THRO DIS BENNY IS MY UNCEL N I DNT CARE WAT ANY BODY HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIM HE DID WAT HE HAD TO FOR HIS FAM N WE R ALL THER FOR HIM WE LOVE U BENNY

BABYDEE3
BABYDEE3

I HOPE EVRY ONE GET THRO DID JT AS I HOPE  THT EVRY ONE GTS THER SHIT TOGETHER N ITS KU WE GT BENNY STILL JT LIK U GT URZ GOD BLEES

Charlene
Charlene

Keep dreaming you dumb hooker Benny the murder is going to die in prison. If i was you i would start looking for someone else to fuck you. have a nice day.

BABYFACE
BABYFACE

GK! GANG....

BABYDEE2
BABYDEE2

all uz think dis is a game its not a game n all u nhkas think uz is hard they  shudnt have trid to fuk wit benny n they wudnt hv gt dun up fuk hooo eva died  n fuk hoo evas on hes side wer riding fo u benny and any body tht dnt wnt it  it better shut up cuz ull get dun up lik dat nhka george did W9TH GKI HOMIE FUK ALL UZ DIS HEZ FAM RIDING AND ANT NOBODY EALS TLK SHIT GET HIT GITCH WEST EM UP GZ!!!!!!! N DIS ANT U U BABYFACE DIS TO DEM UP DAR

W9th
W9th

already I guess you should just stay out of COLORADO HOMIE! I got you dont trip but enuff of this netbanging G And by the way nice facebook pix! GKI W9TH LIPAN BOYZ! If its fuck Benzo its fuck you and whoever wants to run up! I heard george was a blood so therefore any of you red raggs runn up get done up KNIGHT

CK1
CK1

WHO EVER GEORGE WAS WITH PULLED OUT A BAT....................... IT WAS ONE ON ONE (THE PERSON GEORGE WAS WITH) AND BENNY....................... THE PERSON WITH THE BAT CHARGED BENNY AND BEGAN HITTING BENNY OVER THE HEAD AND BODY (ATTEMPTING TO ROB BENNY FOR THE MONEY HE HAD SEEN BENNY FLASHING IN THE CLUB) BENNY PULLED OUT THE GUN (IN SELF DEFENSE FROM THE OTHER MAN WITH A WEAPON WHICH IS LIFE THREATING IF HIT OVER THE HEAD) AT THAT TIME GEORGE LOPEZ CAME FROM BEHIND AND GRABBED BENNY FROM THE BACK AND TRY TO SLAM HIM WHILE THE OTHER GUY KEPT HITTING BENNY OVER THE HEAD WITH A BAT.... (GEORGE CAME OUT THE BAR EITHER TO GET THE HAND GUN AWAY OR TO HELP HIS FRIEND ROBB BENNY ?????)  THEY BEGAN WRESTLING AND NEXT THING THE GUN WENT OFF... AND THATS THAT SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF GOERGE LOPEZ AND TO THE FAMILY OF BENNY LUCERO BUT IN MY DEFENSE I HAVE TO SIDE WITH BENNY LUCERO (2 MEN TRYING TO JUMP/ROB/WRESTLE IS WRONG) A MAN WITH A HAND GUN  IS WRONG ALSO BUT NOW DAYS PEOPLE TRYING TO ROB/KILL/HARM EVERYONE SHOULD TOTE A WEAPON......GOODDAY

Charlene
Charlene

Hey hoochie we are way pass apologies George is gone and maybe he got what he deserve or maybe he didn't but will never find out. Your little story is very amazing but tell it to your new born baby he might belive it. If you hit someone in the head with a bat they will die and you say they kept hitting your bitch of a man with it and nothing happen maybe he is Superman its amazing what low lifes talk. He will get his day in court and spend the rest of his life in jail its a shame. What kind of bird dont fly? Jail Bird.

GKIW9TH
GKIW9TH

YOU DUMB BITCH THIS IS HIS HOMIE MARIO! GKI W9TH LIPAN GANG THIS IS MORE SERIOUS THEN FREEDOM ITS THE FACT OF THE MATTER OF REVENGE "WHO WANTS IT"

Charlene
Charlene

Wow a gang you are a bunch of fagits with no balls bitches. reall men fight one on one not in a bunch you are cowards nothing else. Get a life you bums. 

MUNDOGSD
MUNDOGSD

I DONT THINK GEORGE WOULD ROB ANY BODY MAYBE HE WOULD GET IN AFIGHT DRUNK BUT NOT TRY TO ROB OR RUSH SOMEBODY WITH A GUN I HEARD YOUR BOY BEN SHOT GEORGE IN THE BACK..WHILE HE TRIED TO GET AWAY...AND I HEARD YOUR BOY BEN HAS PRIORS...SO FUCK YOUR BOY BENZO...I GUESS IT WAS FATE...NO WINNERS ALL LOSERS...THE DEVIL WINS THIS ONE....

BABYDEE2
BABYDEE2

GITCH SHUT THE FUK UP U ANT NO NUN N ULL GT IT LIK UR NHKA DID SO DNT OPEN YO MOUTH BOUT BENY

LilOne
LilOne

What does his past have to do with anything??? If you dont know his past exactly dont bring it up!  And what you heard and what the real facts are can be a huge difference...

GKI
GKI

SORRY FOR THE LOSS TO BOTH FAMILIES BUT FROM WHAT I HEARGEORGE AND HIS BOY WAZ TRYIN TO JACK MY FAM BENZO! IITS A SELF DEFENSE CASE BASED ON THE FACT WHOEVER WAS WITH GEORGE CLOCKED BENNY OVER THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BATT ...LIKE I SAID I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS..THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOUZ KNOW THA DIZZ G'Z UP

Cruzitososa
Cruzitososa

yep benzo told me wat happened much love to knight..titere

Mundogsd
Mundogsd

so gkl i dont understand if someone else hit benzo why did benzo shoot george...that does not make any sense ...why wouldnt he shoot the person who hit him...please respond...george is my blood cuzin and im just trying to find out what happend...mundog from cali san diego....

BABYDEE2
BABYDEE2

THEY JUMPED BENNY N HE PULLD OT DA GAP N SHOT TH NHKA DAT WAS ROBING HIM

Dregirl0609
Dregirl0609

I read these comment's in disguist, well atleast most of them.... I had many convo's with George and i know who he really loved... George had lots of girls but only loved a few in his life..he had told me many times that sita was just a booty call and she would always let him come back when he was lonely.. but in your mind sita you probably thought he really wanted to be with you... i think all this shit is so immature!!!!!!!!! he is gone and we cant bring him back!!! im praying for all of you and especially his family, my bestfriend and the two boys who lost their dad.. Happy Easter George!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN ON MY MIND A LOT!!!!!! LOVE YOU..

Sita
Sita

Haha ok ya I was his booty call for 8 years...lol you people are too funny!!!

Debrtwo
Debrtwo

Don't know what your trying to prove Sita? So are you saying you were the other woman? Than maybe you should be asking God for forgiveness for causing interference with others relationships. And it's hard to understand 8 yrs. when your own friends that posted here about your loving relationship with George but yet they only knew George a very short time. Hmmm! Did you hide him in the closet? My gosh, George was murdered and your too busy worrying about proving a relationship. Who cares!! You were not the only one! Let's keep his memory alive with good thoughts, please. R.I.P. George! You will always be in my heart!

Charlene
Charlene

Ashly calm down girl you are a stripper so what the fuck gives you the right to insult the other slut sita. You are nasty too I dont think you made any money stripping because you are one ugly hoe. I dont get what George saw in you he was just into low life ugly hoes like you. You are the mother of his son but you are incopetent to have a child you are a space cadet have you taken your meds today. What have you been up too have not heard of you lately care to share any new things about your life. Listen you nut you insulted me and that will not go unpunished you will be hearing from my attorney pretty soon along with the other skank sita. Ashly you are into women you are a lesbian have you consider eating sitas pussy since the two of you are so nasty and hate each other so much maybe you end up liking each other and share intimate moments about George together check this out you can raise your son together. let me know what you think. Keep in touch.

Charlene
Charlene

Hi there havent heard of you lately whats up like making fun of people the truth should set you free. Find out whats going on first before you open your mouth okay hoochie. You want some come get some jealous you dont have a son dikes cant have babies and you are one. Care to comment I will be waiting.

Charlene
Charlene

Listen you little hooker you may be his sister but you are the dumbest bitch around. George and I had an agreement he did not want nobody to know because he did not want to pay any child support. I agree because I understood Maria and Ashly were sucking him dry with child support. Your name is Cindy when he drank and got high he talked so much about everyone that it was amazing the things he told me. My son has your blood so get use to it but you will never meet him. How is that for starters you want to know anything else you dike you really are.

Bring it Skank!!
Bring it Skank!!

LMFAO!!! Steve Lopez?*! Hahahahahahahahahahaha - I feel like I'm at the Chilian Mine..ya right skank you have a kid with him too....Never heard of you or Steve!! LOL

Charlene
Charlene

Ashly you are nasty too look in the mirror but be careful it might break. You two hookers liked George you have no idea who I am but I have a children and he is the father his name is Steve Lopez he is 5. I know everything about the scumbags he banged and Ashly and Sita you make me sick.You bitches should of been nice to him when he was alive not right now when he is dead. Im done wasting my time here writing about you dumb hookers.

Charlene
Charlene

All you low lifes need to stop talking shit. You make me sick george is dead get over it you Slut sita and Ashly.

beezy
beezy

Why would u b proud of that sita! Ur so nasty an I'm glad the whole world knows it too. How dare u say f my family. I'm the mother of his son. An yeah u were the other women.

Sita
Sita

Oh okay so your sayin you no more about me n Georges relationship than I do? NO sweetie, I was never ever The other I was before ashley, during ashley n after ashley so u tell me how I was thee other....n as far as me I'm done wit u people n this website......the end!!!!1!!

GUEST ~ BIATCH
GUEST ~ BIATCH

Sita this is the guest!!! Bring it BIATCH! When G came home to his REAL family, it was as if he had seen a ghost!! He told us all about your skanky ass! You were the Devil that took him to the dark side. Dont act like your it - I know the truth crack whore skank! You set him up and we know it, the cops know it, G knows it and so does GOD! Your a skank from the streets...period!! Yeah ur cool in crack ass Denver - oh you go girl! You'll be getting yours - only GOD can judge you now....you going to sit on Ben's side at court???? Skank whore..make sure you spell check your response - ghetto pigeon!!

Brandi
Brandi

George... Though I only knew you for a short period of time you are very missed you always had a smile on your face and knew how to have a great time. This was a hard loss for your family and your girlfriend Sita. I seen every time how you looked at her was with nothing but love.. Its so sad to see how everyone is responding to your death all this accusing and blaming is a little childish. You know and will always know how much sita loved and cared for you and when the day comes when everyone else is with you so will they. I just wanted to say rest in peace and im super sad you wont drive us around anymore and i wont be able to tell you what a crazy Cali driver you are and the Christmas parties will be no fun without you...

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