Kenneth Mackey was facing attempted murder beef when busted in triple shooting (24)

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Update: Last week, we told you about a triple shooting on North Lima Street in Aurora; see our previous coverage below. At the time of that post's publication, one man was dead, while another was in critical condition. But the second man died as well, with the victims subsequently identified. In addition, Kenneth Mackey, 42, was arrested on suspicion of murder, as well as attempted murder on a third person -- and he was already facing the latter beef due to an incident earlier this year. Continue for the latest.

At about 2:45 a.m. on November 26, as we've reported, members of the Aurora Police Department were dispatched to a residence on the 1400 block of North Lima Street. There, the cops found three victims. Two of them were inside the home -- a man who died of his wounds despite the best efforts of emergency personnel and a woman suffering from a comparatively less serious injury. In addition, a second man was found in an alley to the west of the house in question. He survived a trip to a nearby hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his wounds.

What happened? According to the APD, investigators think the resident of the home and the female guest were in the front room of the home when two suspects arrived. After a struggle, one of the suspects was shot and died. The male resident then left the home but was shot by the second suspect, who then returned to the house, grabbed the keys to the man's black Cadillac and split. Meanwhile, the male resident made it as far as the alley before collapsing.

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Greg McCoy.
The Arapahoe County coroner's office identified the victims as Martel Cornelius Thomas, a 65 year old known to his friends as Charles, and Greg McCoy, 46.

The online obituary for McCoy features some especially heartfelt tributes. Here's one example:

My love my man my soulmate I am going to be totally lost without you my heart has a hole that will never be mended, I will miss your Humor, Your Love , your Thoughts,Your Walk, Your Wisdom, Your holding me watching a movie or Our favorite TV shows, your Caring Heart, The picking your face to remove the ingrown hairs while you fell asleep, Your love for music, Your Joy, Your Dreams, Your Kisses and Your calling my name just to say I love you. Your love for all the children in your life. You touched so many people in so many different ways. Baby this hurts like hell but I know your resting in Gods arms, I MISS YOU AND WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. Rest in Paradise.
Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Thomas and McCoy.

Later on the day of the shooting, APD officers, assisted by peers at the Denver Police Department, busted a man later ID'd as Mackey near East 33rd Avenue and Jasmine Street, after spotting the Caddy on the 2500 block of North Dallas Street.

Mackey should be mighty familiar with handcuffs and mug shots. The Denver Post describes him as a habitual offender with arrests aplenty dating as far back as 1990 -- but his most notorious previous crime involved a 2000 car jacking that appeared to have led to the death by heart attack of Frank Scalise, 69.

Although Mackey was initially charged with murder in the matter, that count was dismissed, leaving a robbery conviction that kept him in jail until February. But within months of his release, he was already back in trouble: On May 31, the Post reports, he was hit with two attempted murder counts, as well as a previous-offender gun-possession offense.

Last month, Mackey pleaded not guilty to these charges -- and he was free on a $100,000 bond until last week. Now, however, he's being held without bail while two families mourn.

Look below to see a larger version of a Mackey booking photo, followed by our earlier item.

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Kenneth Mackey.
Continue for our previous coverage of the shooting on North Lima Street in Aurora, including a photo and an interactive graphic.

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15 comments
Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Yeah, because "clearly," violent crime doesn't occur elsewhere. Fucking twit.

stanley1
stanley1

Wait just a second....I thought it was illegal for felons to have firearms? How did such a fine upstanding citizen like Mackey pass his background check?

John Mccall
John Mccall

Another asshole shooting up Aurora again. I stay as far away from Aurora as I can.

Jeanette Osborn
Jeanette Osborn

What comes around goes around believe that! Oh yeah !! You heard me!

Poochie Love
Poochie Love

chaulk another up for the justice sytsem

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Why send condolences to the family of the suspect that died inside. One less parasite on the streets. Sad about the real victims in this story.

Johnson Lori
Johnson Lori

hope you are calling to his future cellmates

stanley1
stanley1

@Sterling Meeks Tell me where the majority of violent crimes occurs, dumbfuck. Be sure to include The White Power Structure, Income Inequality, Racism, and other brilliant excuses that douche lemmings like you like to spout in lieu of intelligence. Twit.

stanley1
stanley1

@Sterling Meeks Who/what are you referring to, dipshit? I wouldn't expect an ignorant fuck like you to not resort to relativism, but give a shot, tough guy. Tell me where the vast majority of violent crimes happen....and then go fuck yourself.

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