First-degree murder charges filed in Denny's parking lot slaying

DENVER - A 19-year-old man has been formally charged in connection with the murder of another man in a Denny's parking lot earlier this month.

Taylor Ray Bandy, 19, was charged on Tuesday with one count of first-degree murder after deliberation in the shooting death of 41-year-old Antonio Hill, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said.

The charges allege that Bandy shot and killed Hill, who was sitting in his car in a parking lot at 1605 Federal Blvd. on May 5, at about 6:30 a.m.

According to Bandy's arrest affidavit, obtained by The Denver Post, video surveillance showed a man matching Bandy's description apparently waiting for someone in the Denny's parking lot at about the time Hill's vehicle pulled in. The man in the video at one point moved a revolver from his back pocket to his front waistband, police wrote in Bandy's arrest affidavit.

He was arrested the day after the shooting and told police he called Hill and asked him to meet in parking lot. Bandy told police he gave Hill the revolver in exchange for a $500 debt he owed, according to the affidavit.  Read more in The Denver Post.

Bandy is being held without bond.  He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on June 28.

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