Police: Teen facing murder charge after deadly triple shooting

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 18:13:08-04

DENVER — A juvenile accused of killing one man and injuring two others in a shooting has been charged with murder.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann formally charged Daniel Valles-Nunez, 18, in connection to a shooting in the Cole neighborhood of Denver, according to the district attorney’s office.

Valles-Nunez is charged as an adult, with one count of murder in the first-degree with extreme indifference, plus two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree.

The teenager is accused of shooting the men in an alley behind the 3800 block of N. Franklin Street during the evening of June 30, said Ken Lane with the district attorney's office. A responding officer saw a car leave the area and stopped the vehicle at Bruce Randolph Avenue and N. Gaylord Street. The officer discovered three people in the vehicle, and all had gunshot wounds. One of the men was pronounced dead during the stop.

The arrest affidavit for Valles-Nunez was sealed as of Tuesday afternoon.  

He is expected to appear in court Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for advisement.