Authorities ID victim shot, killed on I-25 pedestrian bridge in Denver; police seek suspect

Posted at 8:08 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 22:08:55-05

DENVER — The man shot and killed on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 in southeast Denver Thursday night has been identified.

Authorities identified the 31-year-old victim as Luis Nieves. A suspect remains at large.

Denver police said around 9:30 pm. Thursday they responded to a “report of a person that was possibly injured” near E. Jewell Ave. and S. Cherry Street and that a person was transported to a hospital.

About two hours later, Denver police tweeted that the incident was being investigated as a shooting and homicide involving an adult man.

A Crime Stoppers bulletin released Saturday evening identified the victim. It also included possible suspect information.

Police believe the suspect may be driving a rust or burnt orange-colored, newer model Ford Edge SUV. They also released an image from a surveillance camera of a man who was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Police have not said whether or not the shooting was targeted.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.