Buckley Air Force Base bans unit from going near Denver intersection where airman was shot

Victim ID'd as Shaquille Hargrove, 19

DENVER - Buckley Air Force Base officials have issued a mandate forbidding 460th Space Wing personnel from going near a downtown Denver intersection where one member was shot and killed early Saturday.

The ban includes the intersection of 15th and Market streets and Chances Grill, according to Tech Sergeant Kali Gradishar.

Police said someone opened fire following a large fight early Saturday morning. The airman was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center where he later died. 

The victim of the fatal shooting was identified as Airman 1st Class Shaquille Hargrove, 19, a 2nd Space Warning Squadron satellite systems operator. 

"On behalf of myself and Team Buckley, I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those affected by this tragic incident,” said Col. Dan Wright, 460th Space Wing commander. “Our Airmen are the greatest assets in the Air Force, and we lost a valuable member of Team Buckley this weekend

“It is incredibly tragic," Gradishar said. "There was a need to take some action to make sure all 460th Space Wing personnel are safe."

A second airman was treated for injuries and released from the hospital Saturday, according to Gradishar.

Denver police would like anyone with video or witnesses to the shooting to call CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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