A Colorado drug dealer who sold “customers” broccoli will spend 16 years behind bars after opening fire once the buyers complained they weren’t sold marijuana.
HuffPost reports that Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, and his drug-selling partner, Tercell Davis (also known as “22 Jump Street”), fired at irate customers 11 times on March 14, 2016, at the Aurora Town Center mall in Aurora, Colorado.
The suspects started shooting at their drug buyers after they sold them $10,000 worth of marijuana that turned out to be food. The buyers were angry, and a verbal confrontation turned violent when the suspects refused to given in to the buyers’ demands. The suspects shot one of the buyers in the torso. The victim was treated at a local hospital and survived.
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“The defendant’s decision to open fire in the mall parking lot during business hours could easily have seriously injured or killed people arriving at or departing from the mall — which included adults and children,” Deputy District Attorney Michael Mauro said.
Davis, who accepted the $10,000 in exchange for the fake drugs, bought broccoli from a grocery store hours before the transaction took place. Later that day, the drug buyers realized that they’d been handed food instead marijuana. They confronted both Colbert-Evans and Davis that evening, in hopes that the drug dealers would fess up and give them actual marijuana or return their money.
Colbert-Evans and Davis showed up for the meeting with the buyers—and brought more broccoli.
“This may be the first time that broccoli has been bad for someone’s health,” District Attorney George Brauchler said. “And no matter the reason, anyone who is convicted of trying to murder someone in our community will go to prison.”
Colbert-Evans was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference. A jury also found him guilty of “attempted second-degree murder, distributing an imitation controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute an imitation controlled substance, and reckless endangerment.” Davis already pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and is scheduled for sentencing on August 7.
[Feature Photo: Arapahoe District Attorney’s Office]