Denver shooting spree victim: Michael Swinyard, 67, identified as man killed near Denver’s Cheesman Park

Denver officials have identified Michael Swinyard as the man killed near Cheeseman Park on Monday night as part of a deadly shooting rampage across Denver and Lakewood.

In a news release issued Wednesday morning, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said investigators responded to a scene in the 1200 block of North Williams Street at 10:42 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, investigators pronounced Swinyard, 67, dead.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds. The killing has been ruled a homicide.

There are only two buildings in the 1200 block of North Williams Street, the One Cheesman Place condo tower at 1201 Williams St. and a house across the street that is now used for business space including the offices for the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods neighborhood association.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday night, Travis Leiker, the neighborhood associations president and director, said he was in the office leading an online conference call when he heard a series of gunshots from across the street. Within minutes, police were on the scene.

On Tuesday morning, bullet holes could be seen in one of the glass doors leading into the lobby of the 19-story condo tower.

In an email obtained by The Denver Post, a property manager for the building told residents that an armed man dressed in tactical gear and wearing what appeared to be a police logo and badge had gained access to the building on Monday night then forced his way into a unit on an upper floor and shot someone inside.

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