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Victim identified in Denver Christmas Eve shooting

Police said they found a man dead in the 6700 block of East Colfax Avenue.

DENVER — The victim has been identified in a shooting Saturday morning, and police were looking for suspects.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) tweeted about a death investigation in the 6700 block of East Colfax Avenue at 2:34 a.m. Saturday. 

An hour after the Police Department's tweet, they said the crime scene was being investigated as a homicide. Police said the victim was an adult male. The Denver Office of Medical Examiner on Thursday identified the victim as Benjamin Williams, 40.

DPD has not released how the man died or the circumstances surrounding the death. 

As of Saturday morning, police didn't have a suspect in custody. No additional information was released. 

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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here.

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