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Suspect in woman's shooting death turns himself in

Roxann Martinez, 31, was found dead on Feb. 25 in the area of East Kenyon Drive and South Wabash Street in Denver.

DENVER — A woman who was found shot to death in Denver's Hampden South neighborhood late last month has been identified. Police said the suspect in her killing turned himself in Thursday, March 4.

Roxann Martinez, 31, was found around 11 p.m. on Feb. 25 after officers responded to a report of a woman who was down in the area of East Kenyon Drive and South Wabash Street. That's southwest of the intersection of South Yosemite Street and East Hampden Avenue in the Hampden South neighborhood of Denver. 

Credit: Denver Police
Roxann Martinez was found shot to death Feb. 25.

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DPD said officers determined at the scene that the victim, identified as Martinez, was deceased. The coroner's office later said she died of a gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

On Thursday, March 4, DPD identified the suspect in Martinez's killing as 29-year-old Emmanuel Chandler. DPD said Chandler turned himself in later Thursday. Chandler is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police said it appears to be the result of a domestic violence-related incident. 

Anyone who might have information about the case is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Credit: Denver Police
Emmanuel Chandler was arrested in connection with the homicide of Roxann Martinez.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

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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. 

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