Police records show a March 1 fatal beating is the fourth homicide investigation in the 3500 block of South Bannock Street since 1994. Leonard G. …
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Police records show a March 1 fatal beating is the fourth
homicide investigation in the 3500 block of South Bannock Street
Leonard G. Ross, 41, has been arrested in the beating. He was
taken to Arapahoe County Jail and bond has been set at $50,000.
The list of homicides in the neighborhood includes the 2004
beating death of Stacy Roberts, who lived in the apartment building
at 3525 S. Bannock St. Last year, Thomas Eric Espinoza was
convicted of her murder.
The current investigation began March 1, when police officers
and the fire rescue unit were called to 3544 S. Bannock involving
reports of a man with a head injury.
Paramedics found a 35-year-old victim who had been badly beaten.
He was rushed to Swedish Medical Center but died of his injuries
early in the evening of March 2.
The investigation pointed to Ross as a suspect. Police arrested
him about 10 p.m. March 2.
Police indicate Ross has lived in Englewood on and off for
several years and that he has a long criminal history.
Reports indicate the victim, whose name police are not
releasing, had been in the neighborhood earlier in the evening,
then went to a seek an acquaintance who lived nearby.
During the police investigation, officers found the victim was
involved in a fight with Ross.
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