Police identify gunman accused of opening fire outside Westminster dental office parking lot

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Police say a young boy is dead after being shot outside a children’s dental office in Westminster, Colo. on Thursday.

Court documents say 23 year-old Jeremy Webster followed 41 year-old Meghan Bigelow and her three sons to the dental office.

According to court documents, Webster parked his truck behind Bigelow’s car and opened fire on the family and a man who was waiting in the parking lot at the time.

Police say road rage led to the shooting.

“He looked like a familiar face in passing. I don’t know him, never had a conversation, but I did see his picture and thought I saw him,” said Webster’s neighbor, Mark McDonald.

We’ve learned Webster lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. inside the Advenir of the Village Apartments.
All day Friday, police came in and out of the complex to learn more about the alleged gunman.

Bigelow’s oldest child passed away due to his injuries. Bigelow and her other son remain in critical condition. The bystander, 41-year-old John Gale is expected to survive.

“It’s just really shocking that someone can get that angry and willing to take other people’s lives,” said McDonald.

Webster is being held at the Adams County Jail and is being charged with murder in the first degree after deliberation with intent, first degree with extreme difference, first degree assault and criminal attempt to commit a class one felony.

If Bigelow and her son pass away, Webster could be facing more charges. 

The Bigelow family issued a statement asking everyone to respect their privacy during this difficult time. 

The Westminster Police Department released a statement on Facebook saying:

“Yesterday’s tragic shooting has been very difficult for our community and everyone involved. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in the incident – the good Samaritans who jumped in to render aid to the victims, the public for spreading the word so quickly on the vehicle of interest, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer who spotted the vehicle, Colorado State Patrol who took the suspect into custody, and the media for not releasing the suspect’s identify and photos until we were able to complete a thorough investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

Police say Webster did not know any of the victims prior to the shooting. 

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