Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting

Pair charged with first-degree murder

Paul Albani-Burgio
palbaniburgio@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/16/20

Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre …

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Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting

Pair charged with first-degree murder

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Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue.

Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre Banks, 16, have both been charged with first-degree murder and nine other counts in the deaths of brothers Damian Wikoff, 18, and Dillon Wikoff, 17.

On Aug. 23, Lakewood Police were called to the Walmart regarding a shooting. According to the arrest affidavit, police found the brothers lying in the parking lot after suffering apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to the hospital where they died from their injuries.

Arresting documents indicates that the shooting involved the robbery of a gun from one of the brothers and that one of the weapons used by the suspects was a shotgun.

Banks has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a handgun by a juvenile-second offense and two violent crime counts. Mendoza has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a juvenile and four violent crime counts.

Both are being held without bond. They are due back in court on Sept. 17.

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