Denver district attorney charges two in Montclair murder

DA Beth McCann will decide later whether the Denver police officer, who killed an unarmed suspect, was justified.

Denver police lights on Aug. 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver police lights on Aug. 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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City prosecutors have charged Joshua Hamm and Tameka Dudley with murder, attempted murder, robbery and burglary for their roles in the chaotic midday killing that left one man dead and one woman seriously injured just before the New Year.

The Dec. 28 incident in Montclair involved three people, including Hamm, 38, and Dudley, 44, posing as utility workers to get inside Mark Outman’s home at 950 Monaco Pkwy., police said. Outman was shot and killed. A woman related to him was shot but survived.

After a foot chase, Denver police killed the third suspect, Larry Hamm. The Denver Police Department said Hamm was trying to carjack someone for the third time that day, though he was unarmed at the time.

All of the officers wore their body cameras, which recorded the incident. None had been involved in a shooting before, and none were injured. McCann will decide whether or not to charge the officer who shot Hamm at a later date, according to a press release from the Office of the Denver District Attorney.

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