Three arrested in slaying of 17-year-old girl who was shot and run in Denver alley

Three people have been arrested in connection with the slaying of a 17-year-old girl last spring, Denver police announced Thursday.

On March 26, Jasmine Rivas-Hernandez was found shot to death in an alley in the city’s Montclair neighborhood. Her legs were found crossed at the ankles and tied with a pair of white headphones, according to a police affidavit shared with The Post.

Nearly 10 months later, police arrested Robert Adam Solano, 34, Joseph Thomas Chavez, 26, and Shiloh Fresquez, 21, for their alleged roles in the teenager’s death.

Police nailed the group after finding Chavez’s DNA on a stolen truck that was captured on surveillance footage driving down the alley hours before Jasmine was found, the documents state. Jasmine’s blood was also found in the car, police said.

Fresquez and Solano, a couple, were together at the time of the killing and just a few blocks away, their cellphone records show.

According to the charges, Solano may have been the one who pulled the trigger. He was the only one of the three charged with first degree murder.

Jasmine Rivas Hernandez
Jasmine Rivas-Hernandez was found dead in a Denver alley last spring.
Romero Funeral Home

Solano and Chavez were already in custody on unrelated charges when Denver police issued arrest warrants Tuesday. Chavez was slapped with accessory to first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Fresquez was arrested earlier this month in connection with the murder, police said. He was charged with felony accessory to first-degree murder and attempting to influence a public official by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

The motive for the murder has not yet been revealed by the police.

Joseph Thomas Chavez

Joseph Chavez’s DNA was found inside a stolen truck, police said.

Robert Solano

Robert Solano was charged with first degree murder.


Shiloh Fresquez

Shiloh Fresquez was arrested earlier this month.


“We want answers. We want to know why this happened,” Diana Hernandez, Jasmine’s cousin, told 9 News shortly after the murder.

“I don’t think there’s anything she could have done or done to anyone for someone to kill her like that. It just doesn’t make sense.”