17th Judicial DA

Teenage Defendant Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Another Teen in Adams County

February 6, 2024

Brighton, CO — Today, District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the conviction and sentence for Cristian Guzman-Agramon, 19, related to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in Adams County on August 21, 2022. 

A group of young people had gathered at Skyview Park near W. 80th Avenue and Elmwood Lane in Adams County on August 21, 2022, for an impromptu party. At some point during the gathering, Guzman-Agramon, who was 17 years old at the time, jumped in the front passenger window of the vehicle 19-year-old Israel Montes Madera was sitting in. Guzman-Agramon attempted to steal a Louis Vuitton fanny pack that contained cash from Madera. The victim refused to hand it over, and the defendant opened fire on the victim. Additional shots were fired amongst the group following the initial shots by Guzman-Agramon. Madera died at a local hospital. The defendant was injured and so was another bystander during the exchange of additional gunfire.  

On September 26, 2023, Guzman-Agramon pleaded guilty to Second-Degree Murder, and on January 26, 2024, an Adams County District Judge sentenced the defendant to 25 years in the Department of Corrections. 

"This was a senseless act of brutal violence and one young life was ended forever,” said District Attorney Brian Mason. “I ask my community to wrestle with this incomprehensible fact: Kids are shooting kids. And this case was a prime example. A 17-year-old shot and killed a 19-year-old. One is now gone, and the other is heading to prison. Teenagers both. Fighting over a fanny pack. We cannot become normalized to this violence amongst our children. My office will vigorously prosecute these brutal cases, but this is not enough. We, as a community, must come together to prevent these crimes and stop this violence from occurring in the first place.”

Senior Lead Deputy District Attorney Katelyn L. Konecny led the prosecution of this case. 

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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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