Ryan Haldeman stabbed to death in Capitol Hill, friends and family mourn (49)

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The victim of a fatal stabbing during the early morning hours of Friday is being identified by friends and family as Ryan Haldeman, 28.

As police search for the killer (see the description below), Haldeman's loved ones are grappling with the terrible aftermath of this senseless crime.

At about 2:17 a.m. on Friday, according to the Denver Police Department, officers responded to the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Street -- the location of Pub on Penn. There, they found an adult male victim -- Haldeman -- suffering from what are described as "apparent sharp-force injuries." He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The DPD describes the suspect in the homicide as a six-feet-tall, 180-pound black male between the ages of twenty and 45, with a dark complexion and salt-and-pepper facial stubble. He is said to have worn a blue or black coat and white pants and allegedly fled the area near Pub on Penn in a northwest direction toward East 14th Avenue.

Haldeman's sister spoke to CBS4 from Iowa and shared the following image and note on her Facebook page:

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My brother, Ryan Haldeman, was murdered Thursday night in Denver. I don't know what to say, or do. He was the most amazing person; everything about him was peaceful, benevolent, kind and luminous. He loved working with kids, making music and the universe. He was a person whose spirit was cosmic, like he was from another planet. I miss him so much. I miss him so much already. I hope that he was not in pain, or scared, when he left his body. I hope he is free now....
Similar sentiments were expressed to CBS4 by people who knew and admired Haldeman -- and some were so emotionally distraught by the incident that they didn't feel comfortable speaking on camera.

Anyone with details about Haldeman's death is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 72-913-STOP (7867). A reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of his murderer. Look below to see the CBS4 report about the crime, followed by an interactive graphic of the area near the scene; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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1278 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO

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I'm curious as to why they have not released the surveillance video. They must have a good shot of the guy in the video if they can see salt and pepper stubble on his face. Who wears white pants in the winter? A cook? How difficult could it be to find this guy?  

Release the damned video!


Legalize all drugs like they have done in Spain, Portugal, Netherlands. Take away the power of these murderous street thugs. END the cartel violence spilling over our southern border. STOP wasting our tax dollars on the useless "War on Drugs". We took the first step yesterday.

PourHouse PubDenver
PourHouse PubDenver

We knew Ryan in passing at Scruffy Murphys, wish we had known him better... This sounds like the same racially-motivated violence that has been happening in Cap Hill for at least the past 2-3 years. The DPD SCAT team knows about and is investigating ongoing incidents like this that continue to happen, and that are largely swept under the rug by the media and the City government. Advice to anyone/everyone? Don't walk around there alone. Don't walk around there intoxicated Always be aware of your surroundings Obtain your CCW permit, carry a weapon, know how to use it and don't be afraid to RIP Ryan

Jim B Bochenek
Jim B Bochenek

This sucks. Im moving to humboldt st . Im from chicago though. Quite used to this stuff.

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

this has me all sorts of pissed off. this was a bad weekend for cap hill. this, the shooting at 11th and lincoln and I heard rumors of other muggings as well. stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for evil. we, as neighbors, can put a stop to this sort of thing if we keep an eye out for each other. also... we need more police. I waited for 3 hours for a cop to come by an auto accident in which i was involved in cap hill because they were so busy. MORE POLICE.

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