Sergeant First Class Emil Wojcik wasn't the same after a rollover car crash at Fort Carson in March 2013 broke one of his cervical vertebrae. That, combined with the various times he'd been knocked unconscious during rough parachute landings, seemed to knock something permanently askew in his mind. ... More >>
You've got to figure there are a lot of ways to piss off a member of a SWAT team. But here's one that's certain to be near the top of the list: Steal his guns while he's fighting cancer. That's what Keaton Bell did. And now, he's going to pay in a big way -- by spending as much as ten years behind ... More >>
Among the documents released yesterday in the Aurora theater shooting case was a wide-ranging inventory of the contents found in accused killer James Holmes's apartment. We've got the complete list below. But among the more interesting items are three video games, none of which are the sort of real ... More >>
In the heady pre-Tha Carter III days, Lil Wayne understood language so intuitively that he could skip through convention and construction and arrive at an expression that made him seem like the only dude speaking in colors, while everyone else was stuck in black and white. That's why he was the grea ... More >>
Through witness testimony, prosecutors this week laid out a timeline of the actions accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes took in the months before the July 20 attack. The earliest date mentioned was April 19, when he set up a Match.com profile. The last was July 19, when Holmes allegedly took ... More >>
Update, 10:30 a.m.: The man who allegedly killed three others in a Longmont home yesterday and then shot himself had been released from jail a few hours before the shooting, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Sanchez, 31, reportedly showed up to the home where his ex-girlfriend wa ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins, husband-and-wife private detectives and Westword cover subjects, don't just serve lawsuits to biker dudes named Billy and find bullets buried on 800-acre ranches. They also write books, and their first, How to Write a Dick: A Guide to Writing Fictional Sleut ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: William Rex Fowler, whose software firm faced ruin in part because he donated around $200,000 to the Church of Scientology, argued that he had been about to kill himself when his partner, Thomas Ciancio, interrupted him -- and wound up with multiple gunshots to the head. ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007. Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>
"Sorry, officer. I didn't realize it was your Glock..."There are pros and cons to burglarizing a police officer, as someone did in Northglenn on Friday; a loaded Glock 26 handgun and a friend's 2005 PT Cruiser were among the items swiped. On the positive side, you gain legendary status among ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
Letters from the week of 7/3/2008
Letters from the week of 6/26/2008
Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night.
What's up with the Wu-Tang Clan paying homage to Stapleton and Park Hill?
A novice gets a load of shooting advice.
Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Todd Manns plans to shell out big bucks for a shooter as good as Lee Harvey Oswald.