Eagle man faces charge of assisting in suicide

A 19-year-old Eagle man faces a felony charge of manslaughter and other misdemeanor charges for allegedly bringing his 18-year-old roommate a loaded shotgun, which the man used to kill himself.

According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, Jacob Weiss and his friend were allegedly talking about suicide before the shooting occurred in the men’s Eagle apartment at about 10 p.m. Monday.

Police said Weiss knew the gun was loaded.

The 18-year-old was shot in the head. He was taken to a Denver hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Weiss was in custody on a $7,500 bond at the Eagle County Detention Facility. Police said the victim and suspect may have been drinking alcohol during the incident.

Along with the felony charge, Weiss faces misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a firearm for allegedly being in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Accounting Clerk

    Position for Experienced,with focus on Accounts Payable along wit...

  • Pt Sale Position

    The Circulation Department of The Daily Sentinel is looking to fill a

  • Jump Start Job Fair

    Get Ready toJump Start 2015And Get That Job!Jump Start 201...

  • Maintenance

    Private Lodge in Western Colorado. Required work experience and knowl...

  • Controller

    for Grand Junction Housing Authority. Key position responsible for high...

  • Government

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Criminal Justice Services Criminal Justic...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy