Police review surveillance video in effort to ID suspect in deadly Capitol Hill robbery-stabbing

28-year-old man killed in apparent street robbery

DENVER - Denver police are reviewing surveillance video in an effort to identify a suspect in the stabbing death of a man in the Capitol Hill neighborhood last week, 7NEWS has learned.

Ryan Haldeman, 28, was killed just after 2 a.m. Friday as he left Pub On Penn near East 13th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.

Three days later, friends at the pub have built a special memorial inside the bar in his honor.

"He is the most amazing guy," said friend Farah Hedwig.

Hedwig met Haldeman more than a year ago and said he was the kind of guy who was liked by many. She said frequent customers to the pub formed a liking to each other, almost like a family. Haldeman was an important part of that family.

"Everybody loved him.There was not one person who did not like Ryan," Hedwig said. "He just attracted people and he would take time to really listen and talk to people about their life and his. He genuinely cared."

Denver Police are not commenting on the surveillance video. They also aren't talking about the apparent motive in the killing.

Family members tell 7NEWS they've been told that Haldeman was stabbed during a street robbery. Police records show in the past two weeks alone, two people had reported being robbed on Capitol Hill.

Haldeman's sister said she is shocked by the news and is still trying to come to terms with her brother's death.

"I've never really met anyone like him," Lauren Haldeman said. "I think his perspective of the world is what I will miss the most. He was so helpful to me."

The suspect in the case is described as a black man, between 20 and 45 years of age. He is about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was described as having salt-and-pepper facial stubble.

Community groups and police have organized a meeting to talk about recent crime on Capitol Hill. It will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the PERA building, 1301 Pennsylvania St. 

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