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2 Homicide Suspects Arrested In Denver Metro Area

DENVER (CBS4) - Two homicide suspects are off the streets thanks to police.

Elizario Manuel Herrera Jr. was arrested Friday morning near Colfax Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Elizario Manuel Herrera Jr
Elizario Manuel Herrera Jr (credit: Denver Police)

Herrera was wanted for the murder of a man on Shoshone Street that happened on Tuesday. Witness statements provided by the Denver Police Department suggest Herrera assaulted 55-year-old Michael Lanford. Lanford, according to the medical examiner's preliminary report, died after being stabbed.

Police also arrested Ru Shawn Wharton late Thursday night in Aurora. Wharton was wanted in the murder of Justin Slyter, 39.

RU Shawn Wharton
Ru Shawn Wharton (credit: Denver police)

Slyter was shot and killed outside a 7-Eleven on Colfax last week while trying to get his stolen wallet back.

justin slyter
Justin Slyter (credit: Denver Police)

Wharton is the third suspect who has been arrested in that investigation. David Houston, 25. and Keondre Neblett, 17 face murder and robbery charges. Neblett is being charged as an adult.

Keondre Neblett
Keondre Neblett (credit: Denver DA)
David Houston
David Houston (credit: Denver DA)
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