Suspect in custody for fatal double-shooting in Denver

A suspect in a deadly double-shooting in Denver is in custody, according to police.

Jakeob Voorhis, 22, was arrested Wednesday on a felony menacing warrant, police said in a news release. On Thursday, investigators connected Voorhis to a July 24 double-homicide at 4955 E. Donald Ave. and he’s now under investigation for two counts of first-degree murder.

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Voorhis, using a gun, allegedly kicked a man out of his own second-story apartment, according to an arrest warrant affidavit in the case. Four days later, two friends of the victim confronted Voorhis about the incident and he allegedly shot them.

The victims were identified, in the affidavit, as 34-year-old Elwood Johnson and 38-year-old Taryn Meyer. Both victims were taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Witnesses interviewed by investigators said that the apartment was used by multiple people including transients. Voorhis had been staying at the apartment for about two weeks when the incidents unfolded, the affidavit said.

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