Mark Chalfant, multi-sport athlete, ID'd as Taco Bell shooting victim, suspects at large (2)
Update: The Aurora Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting outside a Taco Bell on June 4; see our previous coverage below. Mark Chalfant, nineteen, was a multi-sport athlete looking forward to a bright future when his life suddenly ended -- and the three suspects in the crime remain at large.
Mark Chalfant. Additional photos and more below.
Online resources list Chalfant as having competed in athletic events for both Eaglecrest High School and Gateway High School. For instance, a May 2011 edition of the Aurora Sentinel cites Chalfant as the boy's East Metro Athletic Conference (EMAC) champion in the 3,200 meter race and DyeStat.com lists him as finishing first in the mens 5,000 meter race at the junior varsity level during the Aurora City Championships at Exposition Park on September 4, 2012.
A self-portrait of Mark Chalfant from his Facebook page.
In addition, MaxPreps notes that Chalfant played varsity football for Gateway during the 2010-2011 season. ColoradoTrackXC says he was a member of Gateway's 2013 class.
Mark Chalfant suited up for Gateway in an image obtained by 9News.
That all ended after an altercation at the Taco Bell around midnight on the 4th. Shots were fired and three male suspects are said to have left the area on foot. Chalfant was raced to a local hospital with gunshot wounds but couldn't be saved.
The APD conceded that "there is still limited suspect information" in the case. As such, Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing Chalfant.
The crime scene in an image courtesy of 9News.
If you can help, you're encouraged to phone Agent Larry Martinez with the department's Major Crime/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6710 or at 720-913-STOP (7867).
Here's a larger look at the photo of Chalfant above, followed by our previous coverage.
Continue for our previous coverage at the homicide outside the Aurora Taco Bell, including an interactive graphic.