Denver prosecutors have filed formal charges against three men in a shooting earlier this month in Park Hill that left three people dead and say the slayings happened during botched a marijuana sale.
Chadd Evans, 32, Dejuan Jones, 23, and Deashaun Turrentine, 24, are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted first-degree murder and a count of aggravated robbery.
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“The charges allege that Evans, Jones, and Turrentine came to Denver from Oklahoma to illegally purchase several pounds of marijuana, and that during the transaction on June 3, 2016, they shot and killed two men and tried to kill five others,” the Denver District Attorney’s Office said in a Thursday news release.
The third man who died in the shooting, 27-year-old Derrius Woods, was an associate of the three charged. A fourth person was also wounded.
Police have called the shooting deaths the result of a “drug deal gone extremely bad.”
The shooting happened on the 3600 block of Hudson Street in the city’s North Park Hill neighborhood.
Devonne Burton, 28 and Sean Point, 27, died in the encounter. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Woods was dropped off by a private vehicle at Children’s Hospital in Aurora and later pronounced dead.
Burton, Point and Woods all died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Denver’s medical examiner.
Evans has been taken into custody in Tulsa, Okla., and Turrentine has been taken into custody in Las Vegas. Jones remains at large, authorities say.
Evans is a former University of Colorado football player who spent one year on the team’s roster before transferring in 2004 to the University of Tulsa where he played in the 2005 season.
Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said court records in the case have been sealed.