It was August 27, 2008, the week of the Democrat National Convention in Denver, Colorado when a young, up and coming District Attorney was viciously gunned down in his own backyard. The murderer shot Sean May in the back of his head and lower back. Because the Democrat National Convention was being held in Denver that week, his murder didnâ€™t get a lot of attention.
However, an article that week in the Rocky Mountain News wrote about Sean May as â€œone of the best.â€ He was smart and personable who chose a career in public service in the Adamâ€™s County District Attorneyâ€™s office instead of a lucrative job with a big law firm. He worked with child victims to help prosecute pedophiles. The tragic part of this story is that he and his wife were expecting their first child this fall.
The only clues police have was that someone saw a white or Hispanic man in his 20â€™s, 5-foot-11 with a medium build flee the scene soon after the shooting. They also believe that his work as a prosecutor may have played a role in his murder.
Police are offering a $125,000 reward for information about the shooting. If you have any information call Denver police at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Letâ€™s get Sean Mayâ€™s killer off the street and in jail and give some closure to his family.