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All three suspects from February Brighton shooting captured

Posted on 05/22/2020

All three suspects wanted in connection to a February shooting at a house party in Brighton have been captured following an almost three months long investigation by law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Massachusetts.

Bobbie Blake, 18, of the Denver metro area, was arrested Thursday in Brewster, Mass. He was the last suspect wanted for the shooting that left behind five gunshot wound victims.

On Feb. 29, Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Brighton and Fort Lupton police responded to a report of a shooting at a house near Weld County Road 2 (168th Avenue) and Starr Lane, just north of Brighton city limits. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the five gunshot victims had sustained various degrees of injury.

Witnesses told law enforcement the shooting was perpetrated by three young men, including one Latino and two African Americans. With the assistance of the public and a Denver area gang task force, Weld County detectives were able to identify 17-year-old Denver resident Eugene Jaszczyk as one of the suspected shooters.

Jaszczyk was arrested March 10 by Denver police with assistance from the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force. He is charged as an adult in Weld District Court with five counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Weld detectives identified the second suspected shooter as 17-year-old Aurora resident Jerimiah Peterson. On May 5, detectives, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office’s Strike Team, Aurora police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force executed search and arrest warrants at Peterson’s home.

Peterson was arrested during the execution of the warrants. Detectives also found numerous firearms, as well as evidence tying him to several unsolved crimes in the Denver metro area. Peterson also is charged as an adult in Weld District Court with five counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection to the Brighton house party shooting.

Detectives determined the third suspect, Blake, fled to Brewster, Mass. following the shooting. Detectives sought a nationwide extradition warrant for Blake on five counts of attempted first-degree murder. He was arrested Thursday by Brewster authorities.

“These three young men perpetrated a senseless act of violence that will forever change the lives of their victims,” said Weld County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Sgt. Aaron Walker. “By providence, all of their victims are alive today to see justice served.”

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office wants to extend its gratitude to the public, as well as multiple law enforcement agencies for their assistance during the investigation. Cooperating agencies include the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, RAVEN (Regional Anti-Violence Network), the Denver, Aurora, Fort Lupton, Brighton and Greeley police departments, and Massachusetts law enforcement agencies.

Pictured in the photo gallery clockwise from top left are Eugene Jaszczyk, 17, following his arrest March 10 in Denver, Bobbie Blake, 18, following his arrest Thursday in Brewster, Mass., and Jerimiah Peterson, 17, following his arrest May 5 at his Aurora home.

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.