The Office of the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District has filed charges against defendant Samuel Alvin Young, 23, of Wheat Ridge.
Young faces charges in a shooting incident on July 25, 2020, that took place on Interstate 225 near Alameda Avenue in Aurora. He is free on a $75,000 bond.
The charges are:
- • 4 counts of attempted first-degree murder (Class 2 felony)
- CRS 18-3-102(1)(a); 18-2-101 By engaging in conduct constituting a substantial step toward the commission of murder in the first degree, defendant unlawfully, feloniously, after deliberation, and with the intent to cause the death of a person other than himself, attempted to cause the death of four victims
- • 2 counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury (Class 3 felony)
- CRS 18-3-202(1)(a) Defendant, with intent to cause serious bodily injury to another person, unlawfully and feloniously caused serious bodily injury to two victims, by means of a deadly weapon, namely: handgun
- • 2 counts of first-degree assault – extreme indifference (Class 3 felony)
- CRS 18-3-202(1)(c) Defendant, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, unlawfully, feloniously, and knowingly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another, and thereby caused serious bodily injury to two victims
The presumptive sentencing range for each Class 2 felony charged in this case is 16-48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. The presumptive sentencing range for each Class 3 felony charged in this case is 10-32 years.
The case number is 2020CR1935. The next scheduled court appearance is Aug. 14 at 8:30 a.m. in Div. 302 of Arapahoe County District Court for an advisement hearing.
Criminal charges are merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
The District Attorney’s Office continues to work with the Aurora Police Department to investigate this and other incidents that occurred during the demonstration on July 25, 2020. Anyone who believes he or she possesses evidence related to this incident is encouraged to contact the police or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.