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Woman charged with fatally shooting boyfriend

Ashley Elizabeth White, 25, is charged with first-degree murder after the Aug. 14 shooting in Adams County.

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A woman was charged with murder on Friday in connection with a fatal shooting at a home in Adams County, according to a Facebook post from the Adams County Sheriff's Office. (ACSO).

According to a an earlier release from Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, deputies responded to a home in the 6000 block of 80th Avenue, in the Dupont neighborhood, for a report of an unconscious and unresponsive person with gunshot wounds on Friday, Aug. 14.

The release said when they arrived, they found a man inside the home lying in a pool of blood who died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. 

Ashley Elizabeth White 25, was initially identified as a person of interest.

Credit: Adams County Sheriff's Office

White resided with the victim in the home, was known to be the victim’s girlfriend, and was missing after the discovery of the victim, according to ACSO.

She was located in Commerce City by ACSO detectives late on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 16, and has been charged with the following by the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office:

  • First-degree murder after deliberation
  • First-degree murder during the commission of a robbery or felony
  • Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder
  • Robbery

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. on November 6.

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