ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A man is now charged with several felonies including first-degree murder after shooting his girlfriend while she was driving a vehicle with her father in the passenger seat, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Jeffery Aschenbrenner, 33, has been formally charged with the following felonies:
- First-degree murder-after deliberation
- First-degree murder - extreme indifference
- Attempted first-degree murder - extreme indifference
- Possession of a weapon by a previous offender
The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m on Nov. 17 in the area of East 128th Avenue and Picadilly Road, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office (ACSO).
Deputies who responded to that area found a woman sitting in the front passenger seat of a car who had been shot in the abdomen. She was alive but died soon after she was taken to the hospital, according to the sheriff's office.
Her father told deputies that his daughter was living with Aschenbrenner but was in the process of moving out because she had been sentenced to a two-year sentence for some type of crime and she was to begin serving her sentence in January of 2022.
He reported to deputies that his daughter and Aschenbrenner had argued about who was going to take an Audi TT vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit. He said they attempted to leave the property in the Audi with his daughter driving and then heard gunshots, the document says. They drove away, according to the victim's father with Aschenbrenner chasing them. He reported that Aschenbrenner eventually pulled up next to them and fired shots that went through the vehicle's door and struck his daughter, the affidavit says.
When his daughter said she was shot, she pulled over and they switched seats so that her dad could drive for help, the affidavit says. He eventually pulled over and waited for medical help.
The victim's dad also reported that Aschenbrenner used meth and was "acting crazy." Deputies went to the home of Aschenbrenner and arrested him. Inside the garage of his home they found "an abundance of narcotic paraphernalia scattered everywhere," the affidavit says.
Aschenbrenner is due in court on Dec. 27.
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