An apparent unprovoked killing in Denver claimed the life of a Loveland man Tuesday at about 11 p.m. in Wynkoop Plaza near Union Station.

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56-year-old Scott Von Lanken was a married father of two working as an RTD security officer and wearing a uniform similar in style to Denver police.  He was helping passengers when a man came up behind him with a gun and shot him.

A warning went out to all Denver police officers because there is no known motive for the shooting “We have concerns,” Denver police Cmdr. Barb Archer said. “Was the officer a target because he was wearing a uniform?”

A funeral service for Von Lanken is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Fellowship 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd. in Loveland.

Read more about his life and his death in the Denver Post

Get more information on the suspect at 7News Denver