Levi Floyd Diecidue faces first-degree murder charges for shootings at LoDo bar on New Year’s Day.

A man suspected of shooting two men to death on New Year’s Day in a Lower Downtown bar, and wounding two other people, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Levi Floyd Diecidue, 22, allegedly killed Devonte Phillips, 24, and Hiyaw Zewdie, 29, in a shooting at The Cabin Tap House, 1919 Blake Street. The bar’s license was suspended after the shooting.

Diecidue, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, faces charges felony charges of  murder after deliberation, murder with extreme indifference, attempted murder after deliberation, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, attempted first-degree assault with extreme indifference, and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. He appeared in court on Friday morning and was advised of the charges against him.

Cell phone video of the shooting is part of the case against Diecidue, according to an arrest affidavit.

The incident allegedly started when a friend of Phillips tripped and fell into an unknown man. That lead to punches thrown in the lower level of the club, the affidavit said. Shots were fired about an hour after the initial altercation.

Phillips and Zewdie died at the scene. Investigators interviewed multiple witnesses the day of the shooting, including a person who had taken video of the incident. Diecidue was arrested on Jan. 13.

 

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