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Suspect In Fatal Westminster Shooting Identified

By Brian Maass

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Jail records show a 23-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges in connection with Thursday's deadly Westminster shooting.

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Early Friday morning, Jeremy John Webster of Colorado Springs was booked into the Adams County jail on two counts of first degree murder, one count of first degree assault and one count of criminal attempt first degree murder.

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The person of interest in the Westminster shooting. His face was blurred at police request (credit: CBS)

Webster was listed as the owner of the car sought by police that was stopped on Interstate 25 about three hours after the shooting. Four people were shot in the parking lot of the CedarWood Square office park at 80th and Sheridan about 3 p.m. Thursday. Westminster police have said that one child has died as a result of the shooting and that his mother and another brother were also critically injured.

A second man who is not related to the family was also shot but is expected to survive.

Webster is originally from the East Coast but was listed as living in Colorado Springs. Records show no previous arrests in Colorado.

Webster also holds an active license from the Colorado Department of Revenue allowing him to work in the marijuana industry. That license is set to expire this month, although its unclear if he was actually employed in the marijuana industry.
Webster is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has been with the station more than 30 years uncovering waste, fraud and corruption. Follow him on Twitter @Briancbs4.

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