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Man dies after assault at Denver park, police say

A man died after an assault at Benedict Fountain Park Sunday afternoon, the Denver Police Department said.

DENVER — A man was fatally assaulted at a Denver park Sunday afternoon, and police are asking the public for information that may help their investigation.

The Denver Police Department said around 3 p.m. Sunday, they were called to do a welfare check on a man at Benedict Fountain Park on East 20th Avenue in the Five Points neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found the man unresponsive. Witnesses told police there had been an assault around 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Bashir Yusuf, 37.

The coroner's office said Yusuf died of blunt force injuries. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com

Credit: KUSA

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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