DENVER — Police are asking the community for help in finding those responsible for the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in northwest Denver Monday night.
Denver Police Department (DPD) said Richard "Richie" Lovato, pictured below, was shot in the area of West 14th Avenue and North Meade Street Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Police said Lovato was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Lovato's family set up a GoFundMe page to help them cover his funeral costs.
On the fundraising page, family described Lovato as "the father of a sweet one-year-old baby boy," and "one-of-a-kind with his humor, laugh," and that his presence "would light up the room."
Anyone with information on the person(s) responsible for the death of Lovato is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers immediately at 720-913-7867 or they can 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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