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DA charges man in north Denver homicide

Edgar Trujillo was charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday.
Credit: Denver Police

DENVER — Denver District Attorney Beth McCann on Tuesday charged 25-year-old Edgar Trujillo with second-degree murder. Trujillo was also charged with third-degree assault during his second advisement, Wednesday.

Denver Police arrested Trujillo in connection to an assault that took place Monday night at 4757 Vasquez Blvd., leaving one dead.

According to a probable cause statement released by Denver Police, officers responded to a fight at the Western Motor Inn at around 10 p.m.

Crews found the victim lying on the ground and bleeding from the back of the head. The victim was pronounced dead by paramedics, according to the statement.

A second victim identified the suspect as Trujillo. According to the statement, the second victim said that Trujillo punched the first victim, knocking him to the ground. The second victim said Trujillo then hit him in the face three times, the statement says.

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The second victim went to the office of the inn and asked someone to call police, according to the statement.

Trujillo was then taken into custody and transported to Denver Police headquarters.

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