Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

March 7, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver Grand Jury Indicts 13 Members of the Too Damn Smooth Gang on 255 Criminal Counts

DENVER—Last week, a Denver grand jury indicted 13 individuals on 255 felony counts for alleged crimes involving 113 victims after a multi-year investigation by RAVEN, the Regional Anti-Violence Enforcement Network. As a result, the Denver District Attorney’s office has now opened criminal cases against each individual. According to the indictment, the 13 individuals were all members of a criminal street gang that identified itself as “2DS” (Too Damn Smooth, Too Damn Self-Made and/or Too Damn Styling). The group is accused of violating Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act as well as being responsible for 18 shootings including drive-by shootings that put innocent bystanders at grave risk of death. One shooting incident resulted in the homicide of Jesus Duran-Maldonado in Commerce City on February 26, 2022. Another shooting incident resulted in the homicide of Christian Chirinos-Salazar in Denver on May 28, 2022. The defendants are also charged with numerous other counts including attempted homicide, aggravated motor vehicle theft, assault, menacing and robbery.

“We believe these individuals shared a common goal of committing violence primarily against their rival gang members to gain notoriety, credibility, and perceived dominance over both their neighborhood,” said Denver DA Beth McCann. “This is a very important development in our continuing efforts to keep the community safe from violent organized criminal activities and took a tremendous amount of work by members of my office as well as our law enforcement partners. I thank all our partner agencies.”

“The RAVEN task force continues to bring meaningful relief to victims, families and neighborhoods that experience violent gun crime,” said RAVEN Task Force Commander. Michael Gaskill.”  RAVEN’S forensic driven investigations, dedicated investigators, analysts, and support personnel coupled with a close partnership with the Denver District Attorney’s Office has resulted in a successful case investigation and made our community a safer place.”

“Removing these alleged violent offenders from our streets again demonstrates our ongoing commitment to holding accountable the most serious offenders causing harm in our neighborhoods,” said Denver Chief of Police Ron Thomas. “I am grateful for our RAVEN taskforce partners and the investigators’ hard work in making Denver and the Metro area safer.”

“The ATF RAVEN Task Force, is a dedicated team constructed of more than a dozen law enforcement agencies and resources unified by an unwavering commitment to dismantle organized violent criminal activity,” said Acting ATF Special Agent in Charge Kirk Howard. “Today’s successful operation was made possible because of the exceptional work of the RAVEN Task Force and the strong prosecutorial partnership with the Denver District Attorney’s Office.”

The 13 defendants will be prosecuted by the Denver District Attorney’s Office and their Denver District Court case numbers are:

Ali Fernando Lozano (age 23) – 23CR015021
Anastasia Marie Gomez (age 19) – 23CR015022
Angel Adrian Espinoza (age 20) – 23CR020004
Brandon Mark Santana (age 18) – 23CR015023
Emiliano German Nunez (age 20) – 23CR015024
Gilberto Ulisses Torres-Pacheco (age 18) – 23CR015025
Gloria Reyes (age 18) – 23CR015026
Ismael Gabriel Roque (age 20) – 23CR015028
Isser Daniel Mejia-Michael (age 20) – 23CR015029
Jessie Anthony Vargas-Vigil (age 21) – ­ 23CR015030
Nevaeh Jordyn Alvarado (age 20) – 23CR015031
Ricardo Corchado (age 19) – 23CR020005
Yacob Fonseca (age 20) – 23CR015032

Because this is an ongoing and active investigation, no additional information is being released at this time.


The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6.