MAN GETS 26 YEARS IN DEATH

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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.

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