Bobby Brown, Father of 4, ID'd as Victim in Jessie Oliver Montbello Shooting
Update: The man shot to death outside an apartment on the 13800 block of East Albrook Drive in Montbello on September 17 has been identified as Bobby Brown, 34.
The autopsy performed by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was gunshot wounds.
Brown was a father of four children.
Jessie Oliver was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the case; a woman was also injured. And while a booking photo of Oliver has yet to surface at this writing, he appears to have posed for a number of them in the past.
According to the Denver Post, Oliver was convicted of weapon possession by a previous offender in 2005, and in 2012, he was sentenced to four years' probation for pimping — a charge to which he reportedly pleaded guilty after originally being accused of child prostitution.
In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to benefit the Brown family by the Isabella Bird Community School, where he was a parent. At this writing, more than $4,000 has been pledged. For additional information, click here.
Brown's online obituary reads:
Bobby Brown, 34, of Denver, passed away September 16, 2015.
He was born July 16, 1981 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Debra Brown. On February 17, 2013 he married Jamie Moss, of Denver, Colorado.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Jamie Brown; four children, Shanice Brown, Da'Marion Brown, D'Shawn Brown, and Satavia Brown; five siblings, Jasmine Butler, Jenaya Butler, Terril Brown, Dasen Brown, and Aaron Brown. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Opal Elizabeth and Thomas William Brown; great-grandmother, Mama Reevers; and five uncles.
The service date is listed as pending. Our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Denver's Bobby Brown. Continue for our previous coverage.
Update, 6:14 a.m. September 18: Yesterday, we reported about a late night shooting outside a Montbello apartment building in which a man and a woman were struck.
Initially, no information was released about the victims' condition — but the Denver Police Department now reveals that the thus-far-unidentified male died.
Moreover, the DPD notes that 32-year-old Jessie Oliver has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
This news comes amid a slew of info about busts in other recent slayings, including the murder of taxi-driver Darren Bloomquist and Nick Vandervoort's bust in the Donald Johnson homicide near a Bear Valley King Soopers.
Thus far, the department hasn't released Oliver's booking photo "pending further investigation." The Denver coroner's office is expected to reveal the name of the man who died after next-of-kin notification.
In the meantime, we send our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of the victim in this case. Continue for our earlier report.
Original post, 7:48 a.m. September 17: Just yesterday, in a report about a man found shot near a King Soopers gas station, we lamented the recent rash of area shootings in which no arrests had taken place.
Today, it's deja vu all over again.
Late last night, two people were hospitalized after a shooting in Montbello.
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And once again, we've received no information about suspects.
Here's the first official word of the incident, via a Denver Police Department tweet.
Breaking: #DPD investigating shooting in 13800 blk E Albrook Dr. 1 male & 1 female victim transported; unknown conditions. No suspect info.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) September 17, 2015
While this message was sent out just shy of midnight, CBS4 reports that the incident actually happened at around 11:10 p.m.
The 13800 block of East Albrook Drive is captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."
Among the news agencies that responded to the scene was 7News. Here's one image from the station's coverage....
Beyond investigators' focus on vehicles in the parking lot of the apartment complex on the block, the specifics of what went down haven't been shared.
That also goes for the names and conditions of the victims, referenced thus far only by their genders.
Likewise, the DPD hasn't provided any suspect information. That could mean law enforcers have an inkling about who pulled the trigger but aren't yet ready to share the details — or the could be totally in the dark at this point.
Whatever the case, the amount of gun violence in the metro area during the past few unseasonably warm nights is enough to make us wish for a cold snap.
Here's a CBS4 report about the shootings.
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