Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
October 30, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
NEWS RELEASE –
October 30, 2018
Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
LAST OF THREE CONVICTED DEFENDANTS IN 2015 DEADLY SHOOTING IS SENTENCED
A man who pleaded guilty in connection with the September 2015 shooting death of another man was sentenced yesterday in Denver District Court.
Nick Vandervoort (dob: 03-03-1996) pleaded guilty in August to second degree murder (F2) and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Co-defendant Dante Rodriguez (dob: 07-02-1996) pleaded guilty in April to second degree murder (F2) and was sentenced to 48 years in prison.
Co-defendant Alexis Ellis (dob: 12-02-1994) pleaded guilty in June 2016 to one count of accessory to crime (F4) and was sentenced to six years supervised probation.
26-year-old Donald Johnson arranged to meet Vandervoort in the early morning hours of September 16, 2015, near Sheridan Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue because Vandervoort owed him money. Rodriguez and Ellis accompanied Vandervoort to the meeting with the victim but instead of paying the victim the money owed, Mr. Johnson was shot and killed.