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Arrest made in Christmas Eve fatal shooting

On Dec. 24, 2022, Benjamin Williams, 40, was found shot to death in a hotel in the 6700 block of East Colfax Avenue.

DENVER — A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Christmas Eve killing in Denver.

On Dec. 24, 2022, Benjamin Williams, 40, was found shot to death in a hotel in the 6700 block of East Colfax Avenue. The Office of the Medical Examiner ruled his death was a homicide.

On Monday, police arrested Gregory Snell in connection with Williams’ death. Denver prosecutors charged Snell with the following:

  • One count first-degree murder
  • One count second-degree murder
  • One count aggravated robbery

He's due in court Friday. No other information has been released.

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