Father and son arrested in shooting death of man, Charles Harris, in northeast Denver on Grape St.

Daryl Thompson Sr. & Jr. held on 1st-degree murder

DENVER - Police say they've arrested a Denver man and his 19-year-old son in connection with the shooting death of a man in northeast Denver on Wednesday night.  

Daryl Thompson Sr., 42, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, police said Friday. He was being held at the downtown detention center for investigation of first-degree murder, intimidation of a witness, tampering with a witness and accessory to a crime, police said.

His son, Daryl Thompson Jr., was arrested at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday. He is also being held for investigation of first-degree murder, police said.

Police said they received a call at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday about a shooting in the 3800 block of Grape Street.  When officers arrived on scene they found a man who appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Denver medical examiner said the victim, 37-year-old Charles Edward Harris, was shot multiple times. He was transported to a hospital where he later died. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Police said the investigation revealed that Harris was shot after a confrontation with the father and son.

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'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."

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