A 37-year-old man is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in connection with a July 19 shooting death near the 16th Street Mall in Denver.
Carlos Vigil is suspected of killing Robert Froemke, 49, at 3:32 a.m., in front of a parking garage on the 1600 block of Blake Street, according a Denver Police Department arrest affidavit.
Detectives used video footage from security cameras on area buildings, DNA from a bloody cigarette butt and fingerprints from a Twisted Tea can to connect Vigil to the shooting, the affidavit said.
Video footage showed Froemke walking north on Blake Street and Vigil walking south as a black sedan slowly traveled down the street. Vigil allegedly fired four shots at the sedan and then ran north on Blake Street. As he approached a parking garage, he dropped something and stopped to pick it up, the affidavit said.
Video footage showed Froemke run toward Vigil and they got into a fight, the affidavit said. The fight moved into the street and two shots were fired. Froemke collapsed, and Vigil picked up the things he dropped and then ran toward the 16th Street Mall, the affidavit said.
Detectives were able to piece together video footage and follow a blood trail where Vigil ran while holding a gun from the 1600 block of Blake Street, across 16th Street and down the alley between Wazee and Blake streets to the 1500 block of Blake Street, the affidavit said.
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