Two men have been found guilty in the shooting death of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater. On April 29, a Jefferson County jury found Caleb Joseph Vigil, DOB: 1-29-99, and Devon Drizzt Howard, DOB: 7-29-97, guilty of numerous counts, including First Degree Murder.
On April 5, 2018 Mr. Jenicek was picking up barbeque for dinner when he was approached by Caleb Vigil in the parking lot at 20th and Sheridan Blvd. Vigil attempted to rob him and shot him in the chest. Vigil had arrived as a passenger in the car driven by Devon Howard. Vigil got back in the car and Howard ran over Mr. Jenicek as they made their getaway. Mr. Jenicek died at the scene.
They then drove to a house in Arvada. Howard knew a pregnant woman who lived there with her child. Howard fired shots into the women’s bedroom to intimidate and retaliate against her. She was a witness in another proceeding. Fortunately, the woman was not injured and the child was out of the house at the time of the shooting.
On April 6, Vigil and Howard continued their crime spree by committing an armed robbery at a mobile phone store in Lakewood, robbing customers and the clerk at gunpoint.
The jury heard testimony that Vigil and Howard had made statements that they were out to “make some money” on a gun they had acquired.
Vigil and Howard were tried together. Following ten days of trial, the jury deliberated 2.5 days. They found Vigil guilty of 16 counts, including First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Robbery, numerous counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Howard was found guilty of 18 counts, including First Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Robbery, numerous counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, and Retaliation of a Witness.
Both men remain held without bond at the Jefferson County jail until sentencing on May 31 at 10:30 a.m.