Man sentenced in Colo. shooting preceded by $10K sale of broccoli that was supposed to be marijuana

Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 15:28:01-04

AURORA, Colo. – One of two drug dealers who sold two people a $10,000 bag of broccoli, then shot the buyers when they got angry for being duped in what was supposed to be a marijuana deal, was sentenced to 16 years in prison late last week.

Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, received the sentence after being convicted in May of attempted first-degree murder and several lesser charges. He’ll serve the sentences concurrently, and will be on parole for 5 years after he’s released from prison.

The attempted murder charge carries a mandatory minimum of 16 years in prison, and he'll serve his sentences on the other charges concurrently

His partner in the crime, Tercell Davis (a.k.a. 22 Jump Street), has already pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and will be sentenced Aug. 7.

The shooting happened at Aurora’s mall on March 15 of last year.

A day earlier, Davis had given the bag of recently-purchased broccoli to the prospective buyers in exchange for $10,000.

But the buyers left the scene without realizing they had bought broccoli instead of pot, so they arranged another deal for the next night while using different names.

Around 7:30 p.m. on March 15, the buyers showed up to the parking lot of the Town Center at Aurora to get the marijuana they thought they’d bought the day before.

Davis brought Colbert-Evans along with him this time, and brought another bag of broccoli as well.

The parties started to fight, and Davis and Colbert-Evans shot at the buyers 11 times. One of them was hit in the torso, but recovered.

“This may be the first time that broccoli has been bad for someone’s health,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said after Colbert-Evans’ sentencing.