This is absolutely tragic and senseless.
On Monday, an assistant principal for Aurora Public Schools tragically lost his life when a dispute over a parking spot lead to gun fire.
A spokesperson told Denver7 that Cunningham and Johnson met in a parking lot to settle a dispute over a parking spot in front of their homes.
Authorities say the neighbors were having an argument sometime on S. Rome St. when both decided to meet between Eaglecrest High School and Thunder Ridge Middle School in order to settle the dispute, which friends and neighbors said had been ongoing.
Authorities say 31-year-old Marcus Johnson is being held on a first-degree murder charge.
Cunningham played both defensive back and wide receiver at Colorado University before getting drafted to the Seattle Seahawks in 1996. A multitude of injuries would soon end his playing career.
Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph was a college teammate of Cunningham’s.
“He was always a great person, a smart person. He got along with everyone. He was never a troublemaker,” Joseph told Denver7. “I am shocked that this came to his doorstep. He was a great person with a big heart. Anyone who needed help in life, he was always there for them.”
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