A real estate broker's trip to Walgreens in Englewood turned into an ordeal that saw three confrontations with two men and ended with him losing his life, an arrest affidavit said.
Englewood police found Trevin Eno, an Englewood resident, unconscious and bleeding at about 9:43 p.m. Aug. 8 after responding to a single-car accident at 55 E. Chenango Ave. That location is only a few blocks from the 5000 block of South Acoma Street, where the suspect said he and Eno were involved in a confrontation.
Police arrested a suspect in the case on a charge of first-degree murder Aug. 10.
The suspect, Arthur Richardson of Englewood, 34, told police he went to the Walgreens at 123 E. Belleview Ave., where he was was involved in an initial confrontation with Eno, 39, according to the affidavit. A Walgreens receipt in Eno's car was time-stamped at 9:36 p.m.
Eno, who was two days away from his 40th birthday, was stabbed in the chest during an altercation, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. Eno worked as a broker for Keller Williams Executives in Highlands Ranch.
Richardson — who had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Denver on separate charges — was being held without bond at the Arapahoe County jail.
Another man who had been named a person of interest by the police department was arrested and released, pending charges.
The investigation into Eno's death is ongoing, police say.
After police found Eno in the car, they collected information from Richardson and the other man who had been named a person of interest after they were arrested two days later.
Surveillance footage showed Richardson and the second man entering the nearby Walgreens at 9:11 p.m. Footage showed Eno and the two men, who wore backpacks, in a verbal confrontation. Eno made a purchase from the store at 9:36 p.m., according to the receipt. A minute later, a verbal disturbance in the Walgreens parking lot preceded the two men leaving on foot and Eno leaving in his car.
The second man told police he got into an argument with Eno in that parking lot. The three men got into a third confrontation in the 5000 block of South Acoma Street, at which time Eno sustained a knife wound to his left torso.
Richardson told police Eno approached him with a silver object in his left hand — though, the third man in the confrontation told police Eno did not have a weapon.
Richardson said he pulled a knife out of his pocket and held it in front of his body, in fear of his life, and that Eno lunged at him. At that point, Richardson said, Eno fell into his knife, and he and the second man left on foot, according to the affidavit. He said Eno left in an unknown direction in his car.
Richardson said the knife police found in his backpack after the arrest is the knife that created Eno's wound, the affidavit states.
Minutes later, police found Eno, who was taken to Swedish Medical Center and pronounced dead. A knife had punctured his ribs and the left ventricle of his heart.
Police arrested Richardson and the second man after management at the Golden Nugget Apartments contacted them and said several anonymous residents reported the two men were in one of the apartments, which are located on West Belleview Avenue.
Richardson told police he did not mean to stab Eno, according to the affidavit, but did so because he feared for his life.
Richardson appeared in Arapahoe County District Court the morning of Aug. 15 after first-degree murder charges were officially filed. He is set to appear again Sept. 5 in what may be a hearing to present evidence in the case, said Laurie McKager, administrator for the 18th Judicial District.
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