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Brighton Police: Double fatal shooting was a murder-suicide

Police said on Thursday that the Dec. 23 shooting was a domestic violence incident.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — A shooting Friday morning in Brighton was a murder-suicide that was domestic violence-related, police said on Thursday.

The Brighton Police Department (BPD) said they received a 911 call at 1:09 a.m. Friday from a man who requested the police near the 300 block of Dogwood Avenue before the call disconnected. After that call, another 911 call came in from a neighbor saying that two people needed medical attention.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman who had been shot. Police said the 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and the 28-year-old woman was transported to a hospital for her injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital around 2 a.m., police said.

On Thursday, Brighton Police said their investigation showed the shooting was a murder-suicide and the gun was recovered from the scene.

The victims have been identified as Shelby Figueroa, 28, and Estevan Cisneros, 31.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, resources are available. For information to help identify abuse, visit thehotline.org/identify-abuse. To reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88788.


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