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[Update] Verbena death ruled homicide, victim identified

Released on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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The Larimer County Coroner has identified the victim in a recent death case as Joseph “Sonny” Brigman (DOB 09/14/1956).

On April 29, officers responded to the report of an unresponsive man, later determined to be Brigman, at an apartment on Verbena Way. The man was transported to an area hospital and died as a result of his injuries. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has officially ruled Brigman’s death as a homicide. His cause of death was exsanguination (blood loss) from a gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to investigate and ask anyone with information about Brigman or this incident to contact Fort Collins Police at (970) 416-2825 or via email at dGlwc2xpbmVAZmNnb3YuY29t. People can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org and may remain anonymous. Anyone with information leading to an arrest for Brigman's death may be eligible for a cash reward.

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[Original Release]

At 10:01 p.m. on April 29, 2019, Fort Collins 911 received a call regarding a seriously injured man in the 4100 block of Verbena Way.

A neighbor had gone to visit the victim and found him unresponsive in his apartment. First responders located the man in his home, and he was immediately transported to Medical Center of the Rockies where he later died as a result of his injuries. Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

The Larimer County Coroner will release the victim's identity pending notification of family. Anyone with information about this case, who has not already spoken to police, is encouraged to contact Detective Gary Trujillo at 970-416-2645. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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