DENVER — On Monday, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner released the identities of the three people killed in a triple homicide inside an apartment at the East Range Crossings apartment complex north of Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood last week.
Police were called out to the 5900 block of North Dunkirk Street just before 6 p.m. on April 26.
Officers located three victims — a man, a woman and a young boy — inside an apartment, according to Commander Matt Clark. All three were shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was identified as 23-year-old Donne Allen, Jr. The woman was identified as 65-year-old Denise Hood. The boy was identified as 4-year-old Me’Khi Parham Allen.
All three died of multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner confirmed Monday. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.
Shay identified herself to Denver7 as a cousin of the victims. She says she and other family members are distraught and scared following the tragedy.
"It didn't feel real. I think we're still all in shock," Shay said. "It's been heartbreaking, I think everyday it gets a little bit more heartbreaking because it becomes a little more final."
According to Shay, Denise was the matriarch of the family. Donne was Denise's grandson, and Me'Khi was Denise's great-grandson.
Neighbors were left shaken after the shooting. Denver police have not yet released information on a suspect or motive.
"We feel in the dark. We had one eye witness that heard the shots essentially and witnessed that there was a guy and two girls," Shay told Denver7. "You've taken away three generations, and so anyone who knows anything... we need you to say something. Because if you were murdered like this, I don't think this is the end. So we're all responsible for making sure justice is served."
Shay says funeral arrangements have not been made. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help cover funeral expenses.