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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 28, 2017
Contact: Lisa Meiman

Arsonist Responsible for Fire at East Colfax Sports Bar

DENVER — The Denver Fire Investigation Task Force is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible for setting fire to an East Colfax Avenue sports bar early Tuesday morning.

Video surveillance shows a man loitering around Shepes Bar and Grill at 7800 East Colfax Ave. in Denver immediately before the fire began at about 5:30 a.m., July 25. No one was injured in the fire. Photos of the suspect are available below.

The Denver Fire Investigation Task Force comprises fire investigators from Denver Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The team works to determine origin and cause in structure fires and other fires in Denver and the surrounding area when the cause is not immediately apparent.

Anyone with information should call ATF’s Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Callers to the ATF and Crime Stoppers tip lines can remain anonymous. People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips to the app are confidential and can be anonymous.


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