DENVER (AP/CBS4) – A grand jury has indicted five people in the deadly shooting of a Sudanese immigrant who was not the intended target.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the indictments in the December 2011 killing of 43-year-old Youn Malual, who was found shot in the head outside his apartment complex. Police say he was mistaken for the intended victim, who also lived there.
Indicted were Devon Grant-Washington, 22; Brandon Jackson, 28; Urocca Guyton, 27; Amin El-Howeris, 26; and Bruce Roberts, 26. All five are in custody, but court records don’t list attorneys for them.
Roberts has been charged with accessory to murder. The others were charged with first-degree murder.
“He’s comes here, he’s working, he’s trying to support a family, he’s trying to do things correctly, and then he winds up being the victim of a homicide,” Sheriff David Walcher said.
Malual was a father of five who fled civil war in what is now South Sudan. When CBS4 first spoke to his family after his death, they were devastated.
“We’re going to find who you are, no matter what … you did this to our family,” Malual’s daughter Nyagai Mulual said in 2011.
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