BRIGHTON, Colo. – Jeremy Webster, the man accused of shooting four people in a suspected road rage incident in Westminster last week, faces 11 felony counts including first-degree murder, along with nine sentence enhancers, he learned Thursday in an Adams County courtroom.
Webster, 23, faces one count of first-degree murder after deliberation; three counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation; two counts of attempted first-degree murder – extreme indifference; three counts of first-degree assault causing serious bodily injuries with a deadly weapon; one count of first-degree assault – extreme indifference; and attempted first-degree assault – extreme indifference.
He also faces sentence enhancers if he is convicted: four enhancers for a violent crime causing death or serious bodily injury, and five enhancers for allegedly using a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.
He will remain held without bond until his preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for July 17.There were no family members in court Thursday as Judge Donald Quick told Webster the charges he faces leave him eligible for the death penalty should prosecutors decide to seek it.
According to police, Webster shot 41-year-old Meghan Bigelow and her two sons at a Westminster office park in a road rage incident that started about a mile away from where it ended. Webster allegedly followed Bigelow to the officer park then shot the three when they got out of their vehicle.
Vaughn Bigelow, 13, died in the shooting. A third son of Bigelow’s was not injured. After Webster allegedly shot the three, he turned toward another man who was in his truck nearby with his daughter and shot the man as well.
A search warrant obtained by Denver7 last week showed that Webster confessed to the shooting and claimed to have mental health issues, though that has not been independently confirmed.
A GoFundMe page for the Bigelow family had raised $166,000 toward a $200,000 goal as of Thursday morning. A Westminster police spokesperson said she could not provide updates on the condition of the victims.
Denver7's Nicole Brady contributed to this report.