MAN GETS 26 YEARS IN DEATH
ADAMS COUNTY» A man who fired a gun into a crowd — killing one man and wounding two others — at an Adams County mobile home park was sentenced Friday to 26 years in prison.
Brandon Karr, 25, was sentenced after being convicted in May of one count of second-degree murder heat of passion, nine counts of attempted firstdegree murder and two counts of second-degree assault, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.
Karr was sentenced for an Aug. 16 shooting death of Edgar Loera Munoz, 30, at the Berkley Village Mobile Home Park, 5400 Sheridan Blvd., a DA’s news release said.
Karr fired from a vehicle into a crowd as he and a group of friends drove away after a confrontation with residents. Evidence showed that Karr and companions drove to Berkley Village to provoke a fight.
Rojelio Heredia, 25, who was hosting a party, fired warning shots into the air after Karr and his friends attacked a woman. As Karr’s group fled, Karr fired the fatal shots.
Heredia fired at the fleeing vehicle, hitting Dustin Karr, who would now be 23. Dustin Karr, Brandon’s cousin, was fatally shot. Heredia was sentenced on June 26 to 10 years in prison.
Both Karr and Heredia “inserted themselves into someone else’s fight. They both brought a gun to a fistfight and indiscriminately shot at other people,” said Adams County District Judge Ted Tow.
Colorado Springs gets new park.
Colorado Springs crews are putting the final touches for the opening this weekend of a new city park, the Gazette reported .
More than a decade in the making, the John Venezia Community Park will be the first new park in Colorado Springs since America the Beautiful Park debuted 12 years ago, said Sarah Bryarly, a landscape architect with the Parks Department.
Bullet lands on Longmont home.
A bullet shot in the air on the Fourth of July landed in a Longmont man’s home, the TimesCall reported
Robert Baltrum reported that he found the bullet and bullet hole in his home in the 500 block of Abbey Drive on Thursday.
“A bullet was found on the floor of the residence which had traveled through the roofing and drywall causing damage and a risk to occupants,” according to a police report.
Police have no suspects in the case, and the case is closed.
Four bears killed in Durango area. DURANGO»
Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski says four bears were killed in the Durango area on Wednesday.
The Durango Herald reported two bears were shot by homeowners after the bears entered their homes and two were tracked by Wildlife Services and euthanized.
A fifth bear was caught in a bear trap north of Durango but will be released.
One of the two bears that were euthanized killed a llama in Cortez and the other one killed pigs and chickens in Pagosa Springs.
In the past week, Park and Wildlife officials have received more than 100 calls about bear sightings that qualify as conflict situations.