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Teen killed in shooting near DU campus identified

Emilio Gómez, 21, is being held for 1st-degree murder and Josiah Cruz, 18, is being held for accessory to 1st-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Khant Naing.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) has arrested two suspects in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning that left a teen dead.

21-year-old Emilio Gomez is being held on first-degree murder and 18-year-old Josiah Cruz is being held for accessory to first-degree murder.

According to DPD, at 1:29 a.m., police were called to the 2200 block of Buchtel Boulevard in reference to a reported shooting inside a building. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a juvenile male with gunshot wounds, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as 16-year-old Khant Naing by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. The death was ruled a homicide due to a gunshot wound.

Investigators are working to continue gathering more information surrounding the shooting, anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

University of Denver Campus Safety put out an alert out at 2:19 a.m. for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. 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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