Servando Flores Busted, Freed in Murder, Brett and Paul Yamagiwa Behind Bars

Brett Yamagiwa in a Facebook photo. Additional images and a video below.
Brett Yamagiwa in a Facebook photo. Additional images and a video below.
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It's a strange and tragic situation with more questions than answers thus far.

Examples: Servando Flores was busted in the wake of a murder at his Thornton apartment, only to be freed, at least temporarily.

Meanwhile, brothers Brett and Paul Yamigawa were jailed for burglary and more — and they're said to have entered Flores's apartment with the man who was later killed. The result is an incident that shares at least some elements with a Make My Day case.

Right now, the Thornton Police Department is offering only the broadest outlines about what happened.

The scene of the crime.
The scene of the crime.

At 4:55 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, according to the TPD, officers were dispatched to building seventeen, apartment 201 of the Madison Park complex at 3352 East 120th Avenue.

The report: shots fired.

Upon their arrival, the cops found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

As noted by CBS4, investigators believe four people were in the apartment at the time shots rang out. Two of them were detained at the scene, and another pair — likely Flores and a woman who neighbors say also lived at the apartment — fled in a vehicle but were stopped by police near 20th and Chase in Broomfield.

The traffic stop in Broomfield at which two people were detained.
The traffic stop in Broomfield at which two people were detained.

Like the victim of the killing, the woman has yet to be ID'd

In the meantime, police say the "deceased individual entered Flores's apartment with the Yamagiwa arrestees."

That would be Paul and Brett, both of whom have Facebook pages with photos aplenty.

Many of the shots in Paul's gallery focus on the birth of a child. Here's a a solo pic.

Paul Yamagiwa.
Paul Yamagiwa.
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As for Brett, he's shared portraits aplenty.

Here's one shot....

Brett Yamagiwa.
Brett Yamagiwa.
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...and another:

Brett Yamagiwa.
Brett Yamagiwa.
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Right now, the brothers are the only pair in custody.

Paul is being held for investigation of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and unlawful possession of a Schedule II narcotic — what's thought to be meth.

Brett, for his part, is suspected of aggravated robbery and first-degree burglary.

And Flores? Police are no doubt trying to determine if he shot an intruder in self-defense or if he has also committed some kind of crime.

Look below to see booking photos of Paul and Brett Yamagiwa, followed by the aforementioned CBS4 report.

Paul Yamagiwa.
Paul Yamagiwa.
Thornton Police Department
Brett Yamagiwa.
Brett Yamagiwa.
Thornton Police Department


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