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Murder witness gunned down two days after trial


Victim’s name: Terry Morgan, 30
Where murdered: 3680 Oneida St.
Investigative agency: Denver Police
Date killed: Feb. 9, 1992
Cause of Death: Shot
Suspect: none identified

Terry Morgan was the star witness in a first-degree trial in February of 1992.

Terry Morgan, 30, courtesy Denver Police Department

Terry Morgan, 30, courtesy Denver Police Department

But two days after a judge declared a mistrial against Sean Maurice Johnson, then 29, someone gunned him down while standing in a crowd of people outside a Denver home.

The deputy district attorney, Duncan DeVille, told a reporter that Morgan was the star witness during the trial.

Morgan was going to testify again at a new trial the following month.

He was with Kareem Guidry when his 19-year-old friend was fatally shot in the neck on April 30, 1991 in the Dahlia Square Shopping Center.

Prosecutors later dropped charges against Johnson to reckless manslaughter.

At the time of Morgan’s shooting police speculated that he was killed in random gang violence.

Morgan was linked to gangs. He was with a crowd of people outside a home at 3680 Oneida St. when a car drove by and someone inside it fired several shots.

People who were at a party with Morgan returned fire.

Like Guidry, Morgan was shot in the neck.

No one has ever been arrested in Morgan’s .

Johnson was out of prison on parole within seven years and has since been arrested for numerous crimes including resisting police officers, drug offenses, escape and assaults.

Contact information: Denver Crime Stoppers can be reached at (720) 913-7867. Denver Post reporter Kirk Mitchell at 303-954-1206 or kmitchell@denverpost.com

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