Sketch released of suspect wanted in deadly Summit Music Hall fight

DENVER - Denver police have released a sketch of the suspect wanted in a deadly fight after a concert in April.

Daniel Lovato attended the Kottonmouth Kings concert at the Summit Music Hall on Blake Street in April.

Denver police said Lovato was fighting with another person at the bar when he was punched, fell and hit his head.

He died four days later from his injuries.

People who witnessed the fight told police the suspect was escorted out of the concert and walked away. He was described as a Hispanic man, 30 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a stocky build, short hair, and tattoos on both arms. On the night of the concert, witnesses said he was wearing a black shirt with red cursive writing and a black hat with a brown bill.

Witnesses say it was a chaotic scene inside as officers herded everyone to one part of the bar as they tried to figure out who was involved. At one point, officers handcuffed about a dozen men in front of the venue and had them do an impromptu lineup where they had to stand under a light and look toward a patrol car, where a witness was apparently sitting. All the men who were handcuffed and questioned were in black T-shirts.

Investigators said thanks to one witness, an artist was able to develop a sketch of the suspect. That sketch was released Thursday morning.

If you recognize the suspect or have any information about this homicide, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can also text CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or submit a tip on the website: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=249.

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