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Fourth man charged with murder in shooting at E. Colfax 7-Eleven store in July

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 13:07:34-04

DENVER – A fourth man has been arrested on charges of murder and robbery in connection to a deadly shooting at a 7-Eleven store on East Colfax Avenue in July.

Davon Houston, 24, is charged with one count of felony first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery. He was arrested Oct. 10.

Three other suspects -- David Houston, 25, Rushawn Wharton, 41, and Keondre Neblett, 17 -- were arrested in July. Neblett is being charged as an adult.

According to a probable cause affidavit, surveillance video shows the three suspects inside a 7-Eleven store at Colfax Avenue and Pearl Street minutes before Justin Slyter, 39, was shot and killed early in the morning on July 9.

The men exited the store, saw Slyter engaged in an altercation with an apparent panhandler, later identified as Wharton, and joined in on the fight while one of the men stole his wallet, the affidavit states.

When Slyter confronted the men as they tried to drive away, he was shot once by someone inside the vehicle and the suspects took off eastbound on Colfax, police said in the affidavit.

Davon Houston’s first court appearance has not yet been set.