Man killed in Evans motel shooting; suspect in custody


EVANS, Colo. (KDVR) — A man was killed in a shooting at a motel in Evans early Friday morning.

According to the Evans Police Department, about 3:50 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired at the Roadway Inn, which is located at 3015 Eighth Ave.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later Friday, investigators arrested 29-year-old Joseph Gonzales, of Greeley, on first-degree murder charges.

According to EPD, no other suspects are believed to be at large.

On Sept. 22, the Weld County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 42-year-old Abdul Nigel Jefferies. He has connections to addresses in Denver, Fort Collins and Texas. His manner and cause of death are pending the completion of autopsy and laboratory reports.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact EPD at: 970-339-2441.

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