Video: 67-Year-Old Run Down in Alleged Westminster Road Rage Incident

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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The scene of the crime. A video and more below.
Just past 8 a.m. yesterday morning, a 67-year-old man was found in a pool of his own blood near a Westminster intersection -- and investigators believe he could be a victim of road rage. Continue for details and who to contact if you know who may be responsible for the man's critical injuries.

See also: Andrea Marquez's Alleged Road Rage Victim Catchers Her on Camera

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Nathan Dunlap: CNN Spotlights a Death Sentence in Limbo

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A Nathan Dunlap mug shot from twenty years ago.
It's been a long, long road from the 1993 murder of four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora to Colorado's lethal injection chamber, and convicted killer Nathan Dunlap isn't there yet, thanks to the temporary reprieve from execution granted by Governor John Hickenlooper last year. That controversial move has made this fall's gubernatorial election a kind of referendum on the state's seldom-used death penalty -- and has brought renewed national scrutiny of the Dunlap case, including "Eye For an Eye," a thoughtful episode of CNN's Death Row Stories series that airs this Sunday night.

See also: John Hickenlooper: Would He Commute Nathan Dunlap's Death Penalty If He Loses?

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Do You Recognize Woman Whose "Sexual Orientation" Remark Led to Assault?

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A surveillance photo of a woman wanted for questioning by Denver police. Another image and more below.
A woman stopping into a local convenience store to get a beverage is hardly news. But a woman who makes a remark about a fellow patron's sexual orientation before following and helping to assault him certainly is.

The latter scenario helps explain why Denver cops want to talk to the woman seen here and in a larger photo below -- and they'd like to chat with a companion who allegedly participated in the beating, too. Continue for details, a larger version of this photo and more.

See also: Bias Motivated Crime Suspect: You Came to America to Get Your Ass Kicked

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Spice: Tobacco King Sang Leaming's $100,000 Fine Largest for Store Selling "Synthetic Pot"

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Sang Leaming in a lighthearted photo from his Facebook page. Additional pics and more below.
We've been reporting about local law enforcement agencies' war on spice, a product popularly known as synthetic pot even though it has little in common with actual cannabis. Now, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers -- the newly minted Colorado Springs mayoral candidate featured earlier today in an interview with Kyle Harris -- has brought the hammer down on one convicted spice purveyor: Sang Leaming, who owned the Longmont shop Tobacco King. A consent judgement on view below calls on Leaming to pay a $100,000 fine -- the largest ever for a single store selling spice, the AG's office maintains. Photos, details and the document below.

See also: Spice Raids Address Health Crisis Caused by "Synthetic Marijuana," Spokesman Says

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Lakewood PD: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Busts at DUI Checkpoints Inching Up

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A file photo from a 2013 Denver Police Department DUI checkpoint.
In May, the Lakewood Police Department shared data showing that at least 75 percent of DUI arrests in the city between 2009 and 2013 involved alcohol, not drugs -- and in many years, the disparity was even greater.

In the months since then, however, LPD spokesman Steve Davis tells us the number of DUIDs have been inching upward, with alcohol and drug busts running neck and neck.

See also: Marijuana: At least 75 Percent of DUIs in One Colorado City Involve Alcohol, Not Pot

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Hellooooo, Ladies!: Sexy Facebook Poser Keith Gardner Busted for Stripping at Police Station

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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The larger and even more beguiling version of Keith Gardner's Facebook profile pic is among the photos below.
Keith Gardner is very comfortable showing off his physique, as is clear from his Facebook profile pic, seen here and in wider angle, maybe-safe-for-work-but-maybe-not version below. But Colorado Springs cops say he went a little too far yesterday -- by stripping down in a police station. And the story doesn't end there.

See also: Nudity in Colorado: What's Indecent Exposure -- and What's a Shocking Accident?

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Update: Camper Travis Johnson Allegedly Caused C-470 Shutdown Via Bogus Gun Claim

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Travis Johnson. Additional photos and more below.
Update: We previously told you about the reports of people with long guns that shut down C-470 Monday evening right before a OneRepublic concert at Red Rocks; see our previous coverage below. Now, law enforcers say the incident was caused by a homeless man, Travis Johnson (accompanied by a woman, Gabrielle Shirk), who said he was armed, then claimed to have seen others who were. Moreover, what was reported as a third related arrest at the giant Tipsy's Liquor World outlet appears not to have been related at all. Continue for the weird details.

See also: State Patrol Targets Tipsy's Liquor World

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Update: Victim Dies in Colfax and Verbena Shooting, No Arrests Yet (13)

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An image from the scene courtesy of 7News photojournalist James Dougherty. Additional pics and more below.
Update: Earlier today, we told you about a late-night shooting at a residence near the intersection of East Colfax and Verbena during which the victim was critically injured.

Now, the Denver Police Department has tweeted that the individual has been pronounced dead. As a result, the case is now being investigated as a homicide. Continue for our previous coverage, including additional photos.

See also: Photos: Platinum 84 Strip Club Early Morning Shooting Hurts Two, One Possibly Critical

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Affidavit: Daniel Stetzel Stabbed Mom With Screwdriver, Strangled Her Over Cigarette

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Kathleen Stetzel. More photos below.
Among those offering their condolences at the online obituary page for Grand Junction's Kathleen Stetzel is a person who notes that the woman everyone knew as Kathy always had a smile on her face, as seen in the photo above. The expression belies the horrific nature of her death, to which her troubled son, Daniel Stetzel, has allegedly confessed. An arrest affidavit quotes him as saying that he stabbed his mom with a screwdriver and strangled her to death with a sheet in a fight over a single cigarette. Additional photos and more details below.

See also: Photos: Isabella Guzman Stabbed Mom 79 Times, Affidavit Says

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Videos: Watch Gamer Kootra Get SWATted in Hoax That Shut Down Schools

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Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson in a screen capture grabbed by 7News from a video shared here. More images and clips below.
"Uh-oh. This isn't good. They're clearing rooms. I think we're getting SWATted."

Those are the words said by Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson, founder of a Littleton-based gaming group called The Creatures, just before police burst into the studio from which he was live-streaming Counter-Strike. Why? A hoax call about an active shooter that wound up with schools throughout the area being locked down. A video of the entire exchange, plus photos, extra clips and details below.

See also: Photos: Ten Best Cities for Gamers -- and Denver's Score

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