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17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files Murder and Attempted Murder Charges Related to Two Shooting Incidents in Adams County

March 22, 2023

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of Murder and Attempted Murder charges related to two separate shooting incidents that occurred on March 15th and March 16th, 2023. 

16-year-old Jayden Garcia and 17-year-old Dakarei Jackson Edwards are charged with multiple counts of Attempted Murder for their roles in a shooting that occurred at Bush Street and 9th Avenue near Innovations and Options school in Brighton on March 15, 2023. One victim was injured as a result of the shooting. 

Garcia and Jackson Edwards are charged with:
  • First-Degree Attempted Murder (F2) (5 Counts)
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile (M2)
Case numbers 2023CR907 and 2023CR901 were direct filed into Adams County District Court. Their next court appearance will be on May 4, 2023, at 8:30am in Division E. Booking photos are not available for juvenile defendants even when they are direct filed into District Court. 

18-year-old Daniel Medrano is charged with Murder for the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old victim at Carol Butts Park in Westminster on March 16, 2023. 

Medrano's charges include:
  • First-Degree Murder (F1)
Case number 2023CR869 was filed in Adams County District Court. Medrano's next court appearance will be on April 20, 2023, at 1:30pm in Division M. 

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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