Rumors of gang retaliation following officer's murder

LAKEWOOD - Lakewood police say they are dealing with rumors of gang retaliation as they prepare to lay their friend and fellow officer Christopher Matlosz to rest.

Authorities say the teenager accused in the murder of Matlosz, 19-year-old Jhamell Crockman, is a Bloods gang member. They say the manhunt launched for him put a lot of pressure on the gang.

In the hours following Matlosz's murder, police say they rounded up approximately two dozen suspected Bloods. On Tuesday, officials say they also arrested Donnie Dorsey, 50, of Lakewood, and feared that Dorsey was going to attempt to get even for the arrests.

Tight security is expected for Matlosz's funeral in Lakewood on Thursday.

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