Congratulations goes out to the Brighton Police Department and the office of the district attorney.
You have created the city of Brighton to become another Zimmerman case.
Help me to understand how it is possible to shoot and kill a defenseless man three times at point blank range and not call it murder?
What was the purpose for the shooter to be at this specific place taking pictures of Andre Manzanares and his wife? Is the shooter a photographer, journalist, owner of the property? Does he work for the city of Brighton, a policeman or a stalker? Why was he there with a loaded weapon? According to the newspaper, Sgt. Terrance O’Neill stated the shooter was not interviewed and declined to comment. Why? Why wasn’t the shooter charged with murder? The shooter went to that place with a camera and a gun. He claims self defense. Andre was unarmed and waiting for a ride.
Andre was a man, a kind man. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a loving person and a friend. He was a proud man and deserves much more recognition.
Homelessness is not a crime. The way Andre chose to live his life is no one’s concern. The way Andre was murdered should be everyone’s concern.
The shooter has to be accountable for his senseless actions. An intense investigation needs to proceed.
The police are servants of the taxpayers. We deserve their protection from crazy idiots who decide to carry weapons to harm innocent people.
In my opinion, along with many others, the Brighton Police Department is not trained to deal with anything other than issuing traffic citations. Do your job. Make Brighton a safe and proud community it once was.
Editor’s Note: The April 1 shooting of Andre Manzanares occured in an unincorporated portion of Adams County and was investigated by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.