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Denver police ask for help identifying friend of victim in Capitol Hill shooting

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Gary McLaughlin. Police said his friend "Paul" may have information to assist in the investigation.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) on Sunday asked for the public's help in identifying a man who they said might have information on a fatal shooting Friday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Gary McLaughlin, 35, was shot about 3 a.m. Friday in the area of East 12th Avenue and North Sherman Street and later died from his injuries, according to DPD.

DPD said that McLaughlin's death is being investigated as a homicide. So far no arrests have been made.

On Sunday, police asked for the public's help in identifying a friend of McLaughlin known as "Paul," saying he lives in the immediate area and might have information that could assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

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 are 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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