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“It’s absolutely horrifying”: Denver gang leaders arming younger recruits to carry out deadly vendettas.

As part of a national trend, older gang members are asking younger recruits to carry out gang violence.

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Rev. Leon Kelly greets student Roman Jones during an after school program at Wyatt-Edison Charter Elementary School on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018. Kelly greeted each student individually before they broke off into groups. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

Safe Summer Program Silencing Gang Violence

Safe Summer Program Silencing Gang Violence

90 days of summer end with no gang-related deaths in Denver

There were no gang-related homicides in Denver this year during what’s called the “90 Days Of Summer.”

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Denver community achieves focused goal: zero gang-related homicides during summer

Open Door Youth Gang Alternative led the charge in Northeast Denver.

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Flipping burgers, outreach groups put focus on youth violence in hopes of preventing summer spike

Anti-gang initiatives are part of East Side Community Partnership’s new effort in northeast Denver.

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Teen Charged With Murder In Deadly LoDo Shooting

DENVER (CBS4) – The teenager believed to have shot and killed a man while he was trying to break up a fight has been charged with murder.

The victim was Clarence Thomas, 33. He was shot in February near 15th and Market while trying to break up a fight.

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Devante Crawford, 18, is facing charges of murder and intimidating a witness.

Crawford is set to appear before a judge on Tuesday on what would have been the victim’s 34th birthday.

Friends and family members of Thomas say he died a hero.

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