Friday, July 25, 2014

Death On A Dead End Street

"FORT COLLINS, CO — A 73-year-old man and a 26-year-old relative are dead in a reported murder/suicide in southwest Fort Collins.

"Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner at 12:51 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family member and then himself.

"Upon arriving to the scene on the 6300 block of Thompson Drive, police confirmed that two males were found dead in a residence on the dead-end street northwest of the intersection of South Shields Street and Trilby Road.

"The Larimer County Coroner's Office on Thursday afternoon identified the men as 73-year-old Gene Kapperman and 26-year-old Brandon Kapperman. Both are from Fort Collins.

"There is no risk to the community, police said.

"The Larimer County coroner will determine the official causes and manners of death after the autopsies tomorrow.

"Neighbor Cheryl Frosh called her neighborhood `about as quiet as they get,` and said residents were known to go for walks together down the meandering dirt roads lined with 2-acre lots and horse stables."


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