Man accused in shooting that killed teen, wounded another charged, also implicated in 2015 shooting

Posted at 3:56 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 19:44:17-04

DENVER – The man accused of shooting two teens meddling with his backyard marijuana grow was formally charged Thursday, and the charges also implicate him in a similar shooting that happened in September 2015.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged Keith Hammock, 48, with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder, one count of manufacturing marijuana and one count of marijuana cultivation.

Hammock allegedly shot and killed a 15-year-old and wounded – possibly paralyzing – a 14-year-old in the latest shooting, which happened around 2 a.m. Oct. 9 at a home in the 2800 block of High Street.

In that case, he allegedly shot the two teens through a window after finding them in his illegal backyard marijuana grow in the middle of the night.

The District Attorney’s Office said Hammock has also been implicated in the September 2015 shooting of a 17-year-old that happened “under similar circumstances.”

Hammock is being held without bond at the Denver Detention Center. His next court date as yet to be set.


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