DENVER - A Denver father and son have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man after an argument in northeast Denver, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Daryl Thompson Sr., 42, and his 19-year-old son, Daryl Thompson Jr., are each charged with one count of first-degree murder, said district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough. They are being held without bond in the Denver jail.
The charges allege that on the night of April 24, the father and son came up to 37-year-old Charles Edward Harris as he was walking near 38th Avenue and Grape Street and the younger Thompson shot him. The shooting followed an earlier altercation.
Harris was transported to a hospital where he died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Denver medical examiner's office said.
The father and son are scheduled to appear in Denver District Courtroom Friday morning to be formally advised of their charges.
Daryl Thompson Sr. has a lengthy Colorado arrest history dating to 1989, when he was arrested at age 19 for auto theft. He also has 11 arrests for assault, along with arrests for attempted murder, aggravated robbery, domestic violence, violating a protection order, weapons violation, burglary and obstructing police.
Thompson Sr.'s nicknames are "Mad Dog," "OG Madd" (and "Mad Dog O," according to his Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrest history. OG is common street slang for "Original Gangster."
Thompson Jr.'s nickname is "Lil Mad Dog," according to his CBI arrest history. His prior arrests include carrying a concealed weapon and carrying an illegal knife, obstructing police, flight to avoid prosecution and marijuana possession.