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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Colorado

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 30, 2015
John F. Walsh
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lynn Kimbrough

Prison for Man Involved in Multiple Shootings

A man accused of multiple felony crimes in three separate shooting incidents earlier this year has been sentenced to prison.

Anthony Dennis (dob: 02-07-90) pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree assault, possession of an illegal firearm and felony menacing. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison following a hearing earlier this week in Denver District Court.

The successful investigation and charging of Dennis was the result of work by the Crime Gun Intelligence Center. The case was prosecuted by Denver Deputy District Attorney Alma Staub.

On January 27, 2015, Dennis shot a homeowner’s dog during a residential burglary, and later that same day he fired multiple shots at a homeowner during another burglary attempt. Then on January 29, 2015, he fired multiple rounds at a victim following a dispute.

The case was assigned to the Crime Gun Intelligence Center for follow up investigation. The Crime Gun Intelligence Center uses cutting-edge technology and a dedicated investigative team to stop shooters and identify their source of crime guns before they can commit further criminal acts. Using the matches generated through the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network, or NIBIN, and other investigative techniques including Shot Spotter technology, agents with ATF and detectives with the Denver Police Department were able to link all three shootings and identify Dennis as the person responsible.

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The Crime Gun Intelligence Center is a partnership between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives; Denver Police Department; Aurora Police Department; Lakewood Police Department; the District Attorney's Offices for Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, and Jefferson counties; and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Field Division: Denver Field Division