"GOD IS GOOD:" Wenona Begay Busted in Guled Ige's Murder

Wenona Begay. Additional images and more below.
Wenona Begay. Additional images and more below.
Wheat Ridge Police Department

Update: In our first post about the murder of Glendale's Guled Abdullahi Ige (see our previous coverage below), we noted that the Wheat Ridge Police Department was looking for a woman who was thought to have been a witness to the fatal shooting.

Investigators have now concluded that she was much more than that.

Wenona Sims Begay, 26, came forward after seeing surveillance photos of her circulated by the police. She's being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, much to the delight of Ige's beloved, whose Facebook post about the development begins, "GOD IS GOOD."

A second person is also being sought in the case, and while he has yet to be identified, police appear to know his identity.

Here's a look at one of the aforementioned photos, shot inside a Walgreens at 4401 Wadsworth Boulevard; Ige was shot to death in the store's parking lot on the evening of Sunday, November 15.

"GOD IS GOOD:" Wenona Begay Busted in Guled Ige's Murder
Wheat Ridge Police Department

Begay visited the Wheat Ridge Police Department at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, according to a news release.

"It was determined that she was involved in the shooting," the WRPD notes.

At present, Begay is in Jefferson County Jail — a place with which she appears to be familiar. We found an online reference to a Febrary 2014 Jeffco bust for menacing, as well one related to a 2012 failure to appear warrant in Denver. Also recovered was a suspect vehicle, which will be processed at a later date.

"There is an additional suspect still at large," the Wheat Ridge department points out. "His name is not being released at this time as we continue the investigation."

A Facebook photo of Guled Ige.
A Facebook photo of Guled Ige.
Facebook

Tracy Fernow, Ige's significant other, had previously expressed her sorrow on Facebook.

Moments ago, she put up a post with a different tone.

It reads:

GOD IS GOOD AND HE DELIVERED THEY HAVE MADE AN ARREST ON MY HUSBAND MURDER AND THEY KNOW WHO THE OTHER PERSON IS AND THEY ARE GOING TO ARREST HIM NOW ...I TOLD YOU BABY I GOT YOU AND I WOULD GET JUSTICE FOR YOU NOW YOU CAN REST EASY BABY CANT WAIT TILL WE MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU GULED IGE

Look below to see a larger version of Begay's booking photo, followed by our previous coverage.

Wenona Begay.
Wenona Begay.
Wheat Ridge Police Department

Original post, 6:37 a.m. November 17: The grief expressed by Tracy Fernow on Facebook after learning about the murder of 24-year-old Glendale resident Guled Abdullahi Ige is absolutely heartbreaking.

The posts include this one: "THEY KILLED MY HUSBAND PLEASE GOD NO NO NO NO NO NO."

As for the identity of Ige's killers, no suspects have been named.

However, the Wheat Ridge Police Department is circulating images of a woman who is thought to have been with Ige at the time he was killed.

The Walgreens where the shooting took place.
The Walgreens where the shooting took place.
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At 8:17 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, according to the WRPD, officers responded to a Walgreens at 4401 Wadsworth Boulevard.

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The report: a shooting in the parking lot.

Upon their arrival, the cops found a man later identified as Ige. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was subsequently pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The police say there had been an altercation before the shooting, with the suspect splitting in what's described as a dark Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

In the meantime, the WRPD is circulating surveillance photos from the Walgreens of a woman thought to have been with Ige at the time of the incident. Here's one.....

"GOD IS GOOD:" Wenona Begay Busted in Guled Ige's Murder
Wheat Ridge Police Department

...and another:

"GOD IS GOOD:" Wenona Begay Busted in Guled Ige's Murder
Wheat Ridge Police Department

Fernow has also shared these photos.

However, the majority of her posts over the past 24 hours pay tribute to Ige.

In one of the most recent items, she makes reference to their two sons and tells Ige, "Have fun in heaven. Can't wait to get there and hold you again."

Accompanying these sentiments are photos like this one.

Tracy Fernow and Guled Ige.
Tracy Fernow and Guled Ige.
Facebook

If you have any information about this crime, you're encouraged to contact the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-235-2947.

In the meantime, we offer our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Guled Ige.



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