Teen sentenced to 5 years for using his father’s police gun to shoot up homes

On Thursday afternoon, the teenage son of a Denver Police detective was sentenced to five years in state custody for crimes he committed with his father’s service weapon, said prosecutors.

17-year-old, Samuel Rose,  pleaded guilty to five counts related to two house shootings in May 2022. The counts include possession of a handgun by a juvenile, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree assault, and aggravated juvenile offender.

In addition, Rose plead guilty to second-degree assault, he attacked a fellow juvenile inmate on Nov. 19, at Mountain View Youth Services Center, said staff.

Under the plea deal, he is being sentenced as a juvenile, although he was originally charged as an adult.

He will stay in state juvenile custody until he turns 21. At the age of 21, there will be a hearing to determine if he will be released from state custody, or if he will be transferred to an adult prison.

This hearing was closed to the media because it includes 17-year-old Rose’s,  health records.

Jessica Edgar, a victim, was allowed to attend since her townhome was one of the houses shot up by Rose. Investigators think he may have been involved in some sort of dispute with her son.

“I was expecting an adult conviction because he made some adult decisions,” said Edgar, however,  ultimately, she accepted the judge’s sentence — “if that’s what she feels is necessary to get him help and save and keep the community safe.”

Asher Rose, who is Samuel’s father is a Police detective in Denver, has been involved in an internal affairs investigation since last July when his son was arrested.

Asher could be facing disciplinary action if it’s revealed he violated policy by allowing his son access to his service weapons.

Prosecutors for Jefferson County confirmed for the first time on Thursday that the teen used his father’s service weapon to commit these crimes.

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