The two women shot to death at the French Quarter apartments weren't the only homicide victims in the metro area this week. Also slain was Robert Goldsberry, a sixty-year-old who was gunned down in the parking lot of a South Parker Road Walmart. The man being held for the crime is Daniel Fougner, who was reportedly homeless -- although that wasn't always the case, as his strangely poignant Facebook page shows. Photos, a video and details below.
At 8:44 p.m. on Monday, October 27, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the parking lot of a Walmart located at 1412 South Parker Road.
The report: shots fired.
There, the deputies found a man later identified as Goldsberry lying face down. He's said to have been hit by several gunshots. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A man was quickly taken into custody, but he was initially characterized as a person of interest rather than a suspect. Only yesterday was it announced that Fougner had been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Although reports call Fougner a transient, his Facebook page offers a view of a time when that apparently wasn't the case. Back in 2009, when he launched the page, Fougner posted photos like this one....
...along with a note that reads: "I would like to make some online friends to talk to. I'm a responsible person and like computers, watching TV, news, movies, bicycling, model airplanes, rockets, and other kinds of model building and crafts. I'm into Graphics, art, music, cars, outdoors."
Hard to say how successful this effort was, given that no Facebook friends are listed. Whatever the case, Fougner, who described himself as a self-employed Sioux Falls, South Dakota native who studied at Arapahoe Community College, seldom used the page. In addition to another 2009 image....
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...the only other photo Fougner shared was the pic at the top of this item, which dates from 2012. The next Facebook activity after that was a comment about a January 2014 item headlined "Obama Set To Use State Of The Union To Announce Royal Authority." Then, two days before Robert Goldsberry died, he surfaced again, putting up a simple, two word message: "Hello everyone!"
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Now, of course, Fougner has been greeted by an arrest for an exceedingly serious crime.
Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Robert Goldsberry. Here's a look at Fougner's booking photo, followed by a CBS4 piece about the slaying broadcast before either Goldsberry or Fougner were ID'd.
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