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Health / Safety

CSU Police issue arrest warrant for shooting suspect

September 18, 2010

Colorado State University police are looking for Shameek Jamal Bernard Lewis, 20, of Aurora, in connection to an incident on the fringes of campus during the early morning hours of Sept. 8. Lewis, who is not a student or employee at CSU, is a suspect and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Incident on edge of campus Sept. 8

During the incident, Johnnie Bradley Fresquez, 21, of Broomfield, was wounded when a bullet grazed his arm after Lewis allegedly asked him for drugs in a parking lot on the far southwestern edge of campus shortly after midnight.

Fresquez, who also is not a student or employee at CSU, did not immediately report the incident to police but instead drove to Broomfield and reported it to police there several hours later. Fresquez did not seek medical care for his injury.

Suspect from Aurora

Shameek Jamal Bernard Lewis (pictured at right), is described as a 5’7” black man, and at the time of the shooting, was wearing a light blue flannel shirt and a hat with a red brim. Anyone with information about Lews' location or the shooting is asked to call CSU Police Department at (970) 491-6425.

Neither party connected to CSU

While neither party involved in the incident was connected to CSU, police believe they picked a location on campus for a drug transaction. The CSU police officers investigating the incident were able to determine that there was not an immediate threat to campus following the shooting and that the incident was isolated. Police did advise students and employees to use extra caution while on campus and to report any suspicious activity to police. CSUPD also performed extra patrols in the area and worked with student housing officials to address any safety concerns.

Since the incident, CSU has moved to improve security in the parking area where the crime occurred, including plans to add security cameras and more lighting.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009