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Suspect arrested after 61-year-old man dies from head trauma

Christopher Williams was arrested in the assault that caused Albert Cordero's death, Denver Police said.

DENVER — A man is in custody after another died after suffering 'significant head trauma" during an assault early Monday morning.

Denver Police (DPD) responded to the assault call around 2 a.m. Monday morning in the 1600 block of Broadway, just a few blocks north of Civic Center Park. Once there, officers located 61-year-old Albert Cordero Jr. suffering with head injuries. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, DPD said.

Officers identified 28-year-old Christopher Williams as a suspect in the assault that resulted in Cordero's death. He was arrested and is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. Formal charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney’s Office. 

At this time, investigators are working to determine if the Williams and Cordero knew one another.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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