On Thursday, four suspects had been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Denver Yeshiva student Shmuel Silverberg, who lost his life during a late-night murder spree on Wednesday.
With the fifth suspect still at large (as of Friday), the four accused- Seth James Larhode, 21, Isaiah James Freeman, 18, Aden Sides, 18, and Noah Loepp-Hall, 19, are all in custody facing multiple charges, including murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, menacing and assault.
The Denver police have stated after the first rounds of questioning that the attack wasn’t a hate or bias crime, but the fact remains that the shooters purportedly stopped their car while driving down the street and singled out a Yeshiva Bochur wearing a Yarmulka, and forced their way into a Yeshiva with Hebrew words on the outside.
On the other hand, there seems to be a discrepancy between police accounts and what eyewitnesses are saying. According to the Denver police, the shooting occurred outside the Yeshiva. Silverberg was shot just outside the school and ran back inside the building, said police chief Paul Pazen, with the suspects following him before fleeing, he added. This statement was refuted by several eyewitnesses who claimed that the police failed to publicize that the principal was shot at first and failed to release the details of how Shmuli was murdered by the shooters.