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Man dies after Boulder gas station assault

Boulder Police Department arrested 21-year-old Brian Farrar in connection to the deadly attack.

BOULDER, Colo. — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a deadly assault at a gas station on Wednesday, the Boulder Police Department (BPD) said.

BPD said they responded at 5:21 p.m to the Circle K on 1480 Canyon Boulevard, just north of the University of Colorado-Boulder campus, to investigate a reported assault in progress and found the unconscious victim.

The suspect left the scene before officers arrived, BPD said.

At 12:05 a.m. on Thursday BPD announced that the victim died and the suspect, Brian Farrar, was arrested after the public assisted with identifying him.

Credit: Boulder Police Department


The suspect was questioned, taken to Boulder County Jail and detectives executed several search warrants, according to BPD.

BPD did not release any information on a possible motive or the victim's identity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Greer at 303-441-4322 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers.

Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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