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Suspect in Brighton shooting arrested

Posted on 03/12/2020

One of three suspects wanted in connection to a shooting at a home north of Brighton that hospitalized five people has been arrested.

The 17-year-old Denver resident was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by Denver police and members of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. The arrest came days after the Weld County Sheriff’s Office’s Strike Team and Investigations Unit executed two search warrants at the boy’s known addresses in Denver.

The suspect is not being identified because he is a juvenile.

The search warrants were executed last Thursday in coordination with the Denver Police Department’s SWAT Team. The boy was not at either home at the time the warrants were served.

After the SWAT operation, the Safe Streets Task Force joined the investigation. Federal investigators tracked the suspect both digitally and physically until his arrest earlier this week.

Members of the Strike Team picked up the boy Tuesday night from the Denver Police Department’s District 1 station. He was transported to the Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley where he remains on $100,000 bond.

Weld County Sheriff’s Office investigators would like to thank the public for all the tips that were submitted during the investigation. Detectives ask the public to continue to contact the sheriff’s office, as investigators are still working to identify two suspected accomplices believed to be with the boy the night of the shooting. 

They are described as African American men in their late teens or early 20s. One of the men was described as having puffy hair up in a bun, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and t-shirt.

The second African American man was wearing crimped long hair in a bun. He was wearing a blue satin Ralph’s Tigers jacket by Polo. The jacket has a similar style as a letterman jacket.

The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at an address near Weld County Road 2 (168th Avenue) and Starr Lane. Five people were shot during the incident. They were all taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing the names of those wounded in the shooting because they are victims in an active attempted murder investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Dayle Rosebrock at (970) 400-2889 or Det. Brandon Ong at (970) 400-5816.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.