Aaron Lopez, Brianna Ortiz Charged in Boogie Down Shooting, Christopher Uvalle Surrenders
Update: Last week, we told you about a shooting at the Boogie Down Bar & Grill; see our previous coverage below.
Christopher Uvalle. Additional photos below.
No suspect information was available in the immediate aftermath of the gunplay. But yesterday, the Denver Police Department released the name of a suspect: Christopher Uvalle, age 22. Here's a closer look at Uvalle, who turned himself in to authorities within hours of the DPD alert -- plus (update number two) pics and information about Brianna Ortiz and Aaron Lopez, who are being charged in the case.
At about 8 p.m. on August 7, a fight broke out at the Boogie Down, on the 5100 block of Morrison Road. Original reports were contradictory in terms of how many women were hurt by the bullets that flew shortly thereafter, and at least one media outlet maintained that the shooting had taken place outside.
The confusion continues: A subsequent DPD release states that two women were shot inside the venue...but a Denver District Attorney's Office statement mentions only one and suggests that the shooting did indeed take place outside.
Days later, police announced that Uvalle was wanted for investigation of attempted murder, felony menacing and first-degree assault -- crimes that are difficult to process given the overwhelmingly benign nature of the photos shared on his Facebook page. A number of them show Uvalle posing with happy children, while his portraits are hardly menacing. Take this one....
A 9News photo from the scene.
To that, Uvalle responded: "I like long rides on my bike. And Home Depot on Sundays!...lol hahaha."
Other Uvalle images include a display of Broncos fandom....
Yet Uvalle had at least one previous run-in with the law, since the DPD used a mug shot as an identifier for him at the time of its initial announcement:
However, Uvalle isn't the only person in trouble. The Denver DA's office has now announced charges against two other individuals, with the most allegations directed at Aaron Lopez -- known as "King Aaron Lopez" on a Facebook page that boasts this photo....
...and this one:
...and this one:
As he drove away, Lopez is accused of handing the gun to Uvalle, who allegedly squeezed off several rounds into the bar, with one bullet striking a woman in the hand.
Lopez is facing six counts of attempted first-degree murder and menacing, five counts of attempted first-degree assault and several other felonies. Meanwhile, Ortiz is accused of two accessory counts -- and while Uvalle hasn't been formally charged, he's being held for investigation.
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