Slain Airman Shaquille Hargrove given farewell motorcycle escort through Buckley AFB

Hargrove shot to death in LoDo

AURORA, Colo. - A line of motorcycles escorted the black limousine carrying slain Airman 1st Class Shaquille Hargrove through Buckley Air Force Base for a final farewell before his body was flown home to North Carolina.

The 19-year-old Hargrove was shot and killed early Saturday in LoDo when a gunman opened fire after a large fight in the entertainment district.

Hargrove was a satellite systems operator for the 2nd Space Warning Squadron at Buckley.

The escort of motorcyclists flying American and Colorado flags led the limousine carrying Hargrove's body from a Littleton funeral home to Buckley for a final farewell by base units. The motorcade continued to Denver International Airport, where the airman will be flown home to Wilson, North Carolina.

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 3-4, Iron Plains, from Brighton conducted the escort.

Denver Police released a sketch of Hargrove's suspected killer on Tuesday. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man with facial acne in his 20s. He is about 5-feet-7 and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. Police said the suspect wore wire-rim glasses and had his hair in tightly woven braids under a do-rag.

Denver police asked anyone with information about the suspect or anyone with video of the incident to call CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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