Suspect in shooting outside Broomfield Walgreens claims self-defense

The suspect in a deadly Saturday morning shooting outside of a Broomfield Walgreens store told police he pulled the trigger in self-defense, according to an arrest affidavit acquired by Denver7.

Trevor Woodruff, 19, told investigators he fired after an individual pointed a gun at him and “racked it,” the affidavit said. Woodruff is accused of fatally shooting a man and wounding an 18-year-old woman and juvenile male, all three of whom were inside a BMW in the Walgreens parking lot at the corner of East Midway Boulevard and Zuni Street.

The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Woodruff turned himself in later that day.

Javier Garcia was shot in the chest and head and died later at a hospital. The affidavit states paramedics found what appeared to be a 9mm semi-automatic handgun after removing Garcia from the vehicle.

The woman was shot in the neck. The juvenile male, who was shot in the chest and face, is still hospitalized.

The affidavit details witnesses telling police that Woodruff was allegedly meeting with Garcia to sell him a gun.

Woodruff is being held on investigation of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault.

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