Harm From Monday Night Murders Ripples Through Denver Arts Community

Details about a series of shootings Monday night that started in Denver and ended in Lakewood are coming into focus. Five people were murdered; Alicia Cardenas, Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, Danny Scofield, Sarah Steck and Michael Swinyard. Three others were wounded, including Jimmy Maldonado – husband of Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado.

The shooter – killed by a wounded police woman – has been identified as a former owner of a tattoo shop who was known to law enforcement and reportedly had a history of psychiatric episodes and of public ideations of violence.

As news of the identities of those murdered sent shock waves through Denver’s arts scene Tuesday morning, KGNU News Director Shannon Young spoke with Elena Klaver; longtime KGNU volunteer programmer and friend of Alicia Cardenas.


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