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A jury in Arapahoe County has found Eugene Robertson, 40, guilty on 8 counts of Attempted Murder (Extreme Indifference), 4 counts of Felony Menacing, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Harassment, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment following a 2022 crime spree.

Around 11 p.m. on October 17, 2022, Robertson ordered food at a Burger King located in the 600 block of S. Buckley Road in Aurora. After pulling up to the drive-thru window, Robertson attempted to pay for his meal with drugs. When the employee declined to accept that form of payment, Robertson pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employee before driving away.

Officers in Aurora were then dispatched to a shooting call at a 7-Eleven gas station in the 500 block of S. Airport Blvd, which is across the street from Burger King. The store clerk said a man walked in and pointed a gun at his head. When the man noticed a TV screen showing surveillance cameras in the store, he shot the screen and left the store. In the parking lot, witnesses report the man shooting toward another person and his girlfriend before leaving. No one was physically injured in this incident.

Police spoke with witnesses to both incidents and determined they were looking for the same individual, later identified as Robertson, based on clothing and vehicle descriptions.

Shortly after midnight, Aurora Police received another 9-1-1 call from an apartment complex in the 18000 block of E. Kentucky Avenue. The woman told a dispatcher that a friend she knew as “Eugene” was knocking on her door and when she refused to open the door, he fired shots. The victim was inside her apartment with multiple people, none of whom were injured by gunfire.

While conducting the shooting investigation at the apartment complex, officers spotted Robertson. The defendant ran and hid behind some bushes before he was taken into custody.

Robertson’s trial began on April 8, 2024 and concluded in five days.

“This defendant endangered countless lives that night by recklessly firing a gun,” Senior Deputy DA Taylor McCreary said. “It’s a miracle no one was seriously hurt or killed.”

Sentencing is scheduled for August 9. Robertson faces more than 400 years in prison.

“I can’t imagine how traumatized these victims were not knowing whether the defendant would pull the trigger while pointing a gun at them,” District Attorney John Kellner said. “I commend the Aurora Police Department for quickly apprehending this dangerous defendant and ending his crime spree.”

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