A man has been charged with first-degree murder in Denver in connection to a shooting at a southwest apartment complex.
Bradley Eugene Biggie, 47, has been charged for the Jan. 18 shooting of 30-year-old Damir Pugh in the 3500 block of South Kendall Street, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.
A witness told investigators that Pugh was attempting to steal money from a vending machine at the complex, according to an arrest affidavit in the case. The witness said Pugh was armed with a knife, so he shut a door and locked it. The witness called Biggie, a little after 5:45 a.m., and then called 911.
Biggie, armed with a handgun, arrived a short-time later while the witness, whose name is redacted in the affidavit, was on the phone with 911. The affidavit describes Biggie and the witness as co-workers. The witness opened the locked door for Biggie, who turns on lights in the room, and two shots were fired.
The incident was recorded on surveillance cameras, according to the affidavit.
Biggie is seen pointing the handgun at Pugh, “who appears to run north around the wooden coffee table and then east toward the interior door leading into the common area,” the affidavit said.
Biggie steps forward and fires one shot, and waits about four seconds to fire a second shot, according to the affidavit. After the first shot, Pugh appears to be trying to stand up to get away when the second shot is fired.
The second shot hit Pugh in the back, above his left buttock, according to the affidavit. “This is consistent with the video footage where the second gunshot could been seen and heard while Pugh was facing away from Mr. Biggie after crawling through the interior door.”
Investigators believe that “Biggie shot Pugh as Pugh was going away from him,” according to the affidavit.
An arraignment hearing in the case is scheduled on March 31.
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