MAN CHARGED WITH MUR­DER IN SHOOT­ING

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST -

A 23-year-old man was charged Wed­nes­day with first-de­gree mur­der in the shoot­ing death of a man who was pro­tect­ing his wife after po­lice say the sus­pect struck her in the face dur­ing an ar­gu­ment about car dents.

Be­nard Reed is ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing 39-yearold Os­car Her­nan­dez in the 3400 block of West Ken­tucky Av­enue on Oct. 26.

Reed al­legedly parked his Lin­coln Nav­i­ga­tor SUV next to a Honda, and a pas­sen­ger or pas­sen­gers in the SUV hit the Honda sev­eral times while open­ing their doors, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from Ken Lane, spokesman for Den­ver District At­tor­ney Beth McCann.

Her­nan­dez’s wife, who was not named, got out of her car and walked to Reed’s SUV to talk to him about the dings in her car, ac­cord­ing to Lane. Reed and the woman be­gan ar­gu­ing. Reed then punched the woman in the face, Lane said.

At that point, Her­nan­dez ar­rived at the scene and con­fronted Reed, who then shot him to death, ac­cord­ing to Lane. Her­nan­dez man­aged to drive him­self to a hos­pi­tal, where he was later pro­nounced dead.

Woman pleaded guilty in bo­gus bear at­tack re­port.

A Gilpin County woman who raised false alarms over a bo­gus bear at­tack out­side Golden pleaded guilty Tues­day to false re­port­ing.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the Sept. 19 in­ci­dent at Golden Gate Canyon State Park has re­sulted in a ci­ta­tion be­ing is­sued to 38-year-old Julie Bos­worth, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Bos­worth pleaded guilty to a mis­de­meanor and was sen­tenced to 20 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice by Gilpin County Judge David Tay­lor.

The ci­ta­tion was is­sued Oct. 9 after an in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined that Bos­worth’s in­juries were not caused by a bear.

Gilpin County deputies, a park ranger and wildlife of­fi­cials re­sponded to the false re­port the day of the in­ci­dent. Bos­worth was taken to St. An­thony Hos­pi­tal in Lake­wood to be treated for in­juries on her arms, legs and head.

Hal­loween en­force­ment nets nearly 350 DUI ar­rests.

Just un­der 350 sus­pected DUI driv­ers were ar­rested across the state dur­ing a height­ened lawen­force­ment cam­paign around Hal­loween.

The Heat Is On cam­paign, funded by the Colorado De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion with statewide law en­force­ment part­ners, in­clud­ing the Colorado State Pa­trol, ran from Oct. 26 through Nov. 1, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Of­fi­cers ar­rested 349 sus­pected im­paired driv­ers, down from 375 last year.

Through­out the state, 74 agen­cies re­ported ar­rests from the Hal­loween en­force­ment pe­riod. Colorado Springs po­lice made 39, Den­ver 23 and Love­land 14, ac­cord­ing to the CDOT re­lease. The state pa­trol made 57 ar­rests statewide.

Dur­ing an ear­lier Fall Fes­ti­vals DUI en­force­ment pe­riod, which ran from Sept. 14 to Oct. 22, of­fi­cers ar­rested 1,801 im­paired driv­ers, an av­er­age of more than 45 per day, CDOT said. The state pa­trol made 255 ar­rests statewide.

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