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Weld investigators seek public’s help identifying drive-by shooter

Posted on 04/28/2020

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of randomly firing on workers at an oil and gas site.

At 2:15 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a report of shots fired at an oil field site near Weld County roads 6 and 29 north of Brighton. Employees reported someone had fired multiple rounds at them and their equipment while driving by in a white SUV. The employees were uninjured.

The vehicle was later identified as a white Chevy Trailblazer featuring a Denver Broncos sticker on the left side of the tailgate and bearing Colorado license plate UQY-913. The driver, and suspected shooter, is described as a stocky white man in his 30s-40s with short dark hair and a goatee (see attached photos). There was at least one other person in the SUV at the time of the shooting.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident as a random act of violence and the suspect is considered a threat to public safety. Anyone with information about the suspect or Monday’s shooting is asked to call Det. Anthony Simmons at (970) 400-5376 or Investigations Sgt. Aaron Walker at (970) 400-2856. Reference case number 20W014722.

Anyone who encounters the vehicle is asked to immediately call 911. Do not approach the vehicle, as the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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 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.