Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

July 28, 2023 Contact: Maro Casparian, Interim Communications Director, 720-913-9036

Derron Harris Pleads Guilty for Deadly Shooting on Broadway

Denver – Today, the Denver DA’s Office secured a guilty plea from Derron Harris (dob 1991) for Second-Degree Murder surrounding a shooting that occurred in a parking lot on Broadway.  The incident happened on May 6th, 2022, in the 300 block of Broadway, where three victims were shot.

Patrick Huhn (dob 1967)) and his wife Shannon Huhn (dob 1969), both from Cincinnati, Ohio, were visiting Denver and renting a car from Enterprise Rental on Broadway when they were shot by Harris. Mr. Huhn died as a result of the gunshot wounds. Mrs. Huhn survived her injuries. The third victim, Brian Mauer(dob 1996), survived minimal injuries from gunshot stippling as a bullet nearly hit him in the head. Mrs. Huhn was present for the hearing via WebEx.

Harris pled guilty to one count of Second-Degree Murder (F2) 40 years in the Department of Corrections (DOC) plus five years mandatory parole, one count of First-Degree Assault (F3) 15 years DOC and one count of Second-Degree Assault (F4) five years DOC. All counts will run consecutive to each other for a total of 60 years in DOC plus five years of parole.  Restitution will be payable to the Crime Victim’s Compensation program in the amount of $23,583.89.

Sentencing is set for August 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM in 5B. The case number is 22CR0254.

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