17th Judicial DA

17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files First-Degree Murder Charge Against Bernard Ware

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Bernard Ware, 18. Ware is charged with First-Degree Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence related to the fatal shooting death of a victim at a home in Adams County on April 25, 2022.  

Ware's charges include:
  • First-Degree Murder (F1)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (F6)
Case number 2022CR001430 was filed in Adams County District Court. Ware's next court appearance will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 11:00am. 

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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