Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

March 10, 2021 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver District Attorney Files Bias-Motivated Charges Against Tyler Hazell

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that 23-year old Tyler Hazell faces 15-counts in connection to a series of hit-and-run incidents that started at a Burger King in downtown Denver on January 30, 2021. Six victims, including two Denver police officers (one of whom was in the process of transporting a prisoner), were involved.

Hazell is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree (F2), first and second degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief. In addition, prosecutors have charged Hazell with two felony counts of bias-motivated crime. Prosecutors believe that Hazell targeted one of the victims based on his perceived sexual orientation.

Hazell’s next scheduled court appearance is in courtroom 5A at 8:30 a.m. on March 11, 2021. This is Denver District Court case 21CR0680.

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