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Teens Arrested In Chef's Murder Will Be Charged As Adults

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) - The two teenagers arrested in the shooting death of a popular chef last month have been identified and will be charged as adults.

Raheem Vaughn Benson, 16, of Littleton and Louis Fernando Lara-Macias, 16, of Englewood, remain in custody on charges of first-degree murder after deliberation, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery.

Nick Lewis (credit: Facebook)

Police said it was about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 when Nick Lewis, 33, the popular chef at Denver's Blackbird Public House, had been walking home from the 7-Eleven near South Acoma Street. The father of an 8-year-old boy was struck by several bullets, and later died at the hospital.

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On Oct. 21, the teens were charged in Lewis' death. Both males were in custody on unrelated charges when those charges were filed.

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