Deadly gang shootout caught on camera at Denver car wash

DENVER - A Denver gang member involved in a car wash shooting that was captured on video in Sept. 2015 was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday.

Dedric Delaine Mayfield, 39, of Denver, was sentenced to 57 months for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Following the prison sentence, Mayfield must serve three years on supervised release.

According to court documents, on the afternoon of Sept. 22, 2015, Mayfield and a friend were at a car wash near 35th and Downing streets, next to a gas station and convenience store in Denver, washing an SUV. 

A group of rival gang members showed up at the car wash.

Mayfield signaled to his friend to come out of the car wash bay. He came out and gunfire began.


Surveillance video shows the two men and rival gang members shooting at each other in the open lot. Two small children are standing next to a red vehicle in the line of fire. Someone grabs the two children and pulls them into the car for safety.

Mayfield's friend was hit by gunfire.


Another surveillance camera shows Mayfield and his friend return to their SUV in the car wash bay. Mayfield took the gun and began shooting repeatedly. Shell casing fell on or near the SUV.

According to reports, Mayfield drove his friend to the area of Denver Health Medical Center and left him for people passing by to take him inside for medical help.

Mayfield's friend and a rival gang member died in the incident.

Investigators recovered 9 mm shell casings from the area of the car wash where Mayfield fired the gun. The gun, however, was never recovered.

Mayfield was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 25, 2016.  He pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition on June 28, 2016. 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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