Court rules there's enough evidence in Westminster road rage shooting case to go to trial

Posted at 3:50 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 20:08:51-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. — The man accused of a deadly road rage incident in Westminster on June 14 will stand trial.

Adams County District Court Judge Donald Quick ruled Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence against Jeremy Webster on all 11 counts, including a first-degree murder charge for the death of 13-year-old Vaughn Bigelow Jr., for the case to move forward.

Judge Quick’s ruling came after a two-part hearing where the prosecution laid out its evidence against Webster, including testimony from first responders and a video showing Webster’s interrogation.

According to police, Webster shot 41-year-old Meghan Bigelow and her two sons at a Westminster office park in a road rage incident that started about a mile away from where it ended. Webster allegedly followed Bigelow to the officer park then shot the three when they got out of their vehicle.

Vaughn Bigelow, 13, died in the shooting. A third son of Bigelow’s was not injured. After Webster allegedly shot the three, he turned toward another man who was in his truck nearby with his daughter and shot the man as well.

According to statements from Meghan Bigelow, Meghan had cut Jeremy Webster off trying to merge into the right lane to get out of the way of an emergency vehicle that was coming up behind her. 

When she did Webster started cussing at her. She swerved back into her own lane and tried to speed up to get in front of him. According to Meghan’s statement, he also sped up but she was eventually able to get in front of him. 

Police said Webster then followed the Bigelow’s into the parking lot of a dentist’s office. The two exchanged words and Meghan recorded a video of Webster’s car on her cell phone. According to the statement, Webster reversed his car, got out and started fighting with Meghan again before opening fire.

Right after the shooting, Webster continued with his day, according to Detective Vonfeldt, stopping by Home Depot to pick up some tools before returning to a house he was helping to remodel in Westminster. It was when he was allegedly driving home to Colorado Springs that he was arrested by police.

Webster faces one count of first-degree murder after deliberation; three counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation; two counts of attempted first-degree murder – extreme indifference; three counts of first-degree assault causing serious bodily injuries with a deadly weapon; one count of first-degree assault – extreme indifference; and attempted first-degree assault – extreme indifference.

Webster will be arraigned Nov. 27. He was ordered held without bond during the trial.