Israel Hernandez ID'd in Josephine Street homicide near Harrington Elementary (30)

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Update: The Denver coroner's office has now identified the man who was killed early yesterday morning on the 3600 block of Josephine Street as Israel Hernandez, age thirty. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center but failed to respond to treatment after suffering a gunshot wound. The corner's release concludes, "The cause of death was homicide." Look below for our previous coverage.

Original post, 9:20 a.m. August 24: It's been more than 24 hours since the Denver Police Department responded to reports of a shooting on Josephine Street near Harrington Elementary and discovered the body of a man who died shortly thereafter. Thus far, however, the victim hasn't been identified and the DPD isn't releasing any more details about the case.

Here's what we know. At 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, officers responded to 3624 Josephine Street and soon located a man who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He died after being transported to a nearby hospital.

This morning, Detective John White, spokesman for the DPD, tells us the department is unable to release any more information at this time -- nothing about the circumstances of the shooting, possible suspects or anything else. As for the identify of the victim, we've got a call in to the Denver coroner's office. If and when the folks there share more details, we'll update this post.

In the meantime, look below to see an interactive graphic of the area near the crime scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Robert Trujillo under protection order for Natasha Carrillo when she was murdered (29)."

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I knew him. He was more than just a shooting in North Denver. He was a father of two. A older brother and a Uncle and for me he was a close and important friend. He was a successful business owner and he deserved better. He was a good man and I hope that for those of us with 1000 questions that we find out the who and the why. That the Denver Police dont just write him off as another stat they have to deal with.

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2:20 am in CrackTown ... 


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 @DonkeyHotay Israel was a good man, father, family member, business owner, and friend who didn't touch drugs or alcohol. Those of us who knew him are heartbroken that such a wonderful person has left this world.

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