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Deputies arrest woman in connection to Monday homicide in Lakewood

Posted at 7:27 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 09:27:07-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman late Wednesday in connection with the alleged murder of a man in Lakewood Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Esther Epperson, 49, was arrested for investigation on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of 51-year-old Joe Trujillo, which happened Monday night in the 3600 block of S. Sheridan Blvd.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Trujillo was shot at his home and taken to a hospital in Denver, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office at the time said they did not believe the shooting was random.

The JCSO said Epperson would be booked into the Jefferson County Detention Center when she was medically cleared. Jail logs Friday morning did not show she had been processed.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing.