Police arrest suspects in shooting outside the Broker Inn
Boulder police have arrested two suspects in connection with a non-fatal shooting that occurred about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, outside the Boulder Inn, 555 30th St. A 19-year-old male victim was driven by friends to the Boulder fire station at Broadway and Baseline Road and was later transported by ambulance to Boulder Community Hospital. He was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. His injury is not life-threatening.
Witness reports indicated that the suspects fled the area in a silver sedan. A Boulder County Sheriff’s deputy stopped the suspect vehicle on U.S. 36 at Flatirons Crossing. Two men in the vehicle were positively identified by witnesses and taken into custody.
Benjamin C. Roberts, date of birth 10/18/90, was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders.
Aaron R. Johnson, date of birth 08/08/90, was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Assault.
The case number for this incident is 10-9782. This case is currently under investigation by the Boulder Police Department Detective Bureau, and no further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Detective Colleen Wilcox at 303-441-4483. Any additional victims are asked to contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.