and felt threatened. They reported that they each yelled at the intruder several times toleave the house and they even advised they had a gun. Once Timothy retrieved the gunfrom the nightstand he continued to tell the person he had a gun, but they continued toadvance towards the side of the bed where he was standing, approximately 11 feet inside
of the doorway. Timothy and Doreen were interviewed at the police department.
one shot, Timothy turned on a bedroom light and they realized the
intruder was a female. Doreen used her cell phone and placed the 911 call. The femaleremained on the floor at the foot of the bed. The female appeared to be talking on a cellphone after she was shot. All three of them remained in the room until the officers andparamedics arrived. Timothy and Doreen reported that they did not know the female andhad never seen her before. The female was identified as Zoey Ripple, DOB 07/11/1990.
The female was transported to Boulder Community Hospital with a single gunshot wound
to the rear portion of her right hip. The injury is not life-threatening and she was
admitted to the hospital.
A search warrant was obtained for the home and executed on 05/23/2012. Severalitems were collected as evidence. Other than the unsecured bedroom screen door theother doors and windows of the home were secure. Timothy advised that he had been
working near the driveway and front porch area of the home on 05/22/2012 and the gate
at the end of the south stairway was closed during that time. That gate that leads to thebackyard always remains closed. The gate was later found to have been opened.I responded to Boulder Community Hospital at approximately 0500 hours on
05/23/2012 and I met with Zoey Ripple who was being treated in the emergency room.
Zoey was awake and coherent, but emotional. I waited with her as she was transferred toa room. I began interviewing Zoey at 0540 hours and she was advised of her rights. Sheconfirmed that she had been drinking earlier in the evening but said no drugs wereinvolved. She was not administered any pain medication for her injury untilapproximately 0610 hours. Zoey appeared to understand the questions and she wouldstart to answer a question and then stop. Zoey told me she attended a house party earlierin the evening and told me she was with people that she knew. Zoey indicated sheremembered the general location where she was at. Prior to entering the home she was ata house that was a ’step up’ from their property. She remembered stepping down towardsthe bedroom and a bedroom door that was open.
asked her what if anything she said.
Zoey told me "the same thing I always say when I open a door - hello". She walked inand was very confused because there was shouting and yelling and then she was shot.Zoey felt she was with people she knew and she thought she was at a friend’s house. Shetold me she needed more time to process the situation.Detectives responded to her address at 829 Grandview Ave and notified herroommates of the incident. They spoke with several people throughout the day in anattempt to determine Zoey’s whereabouts prior to entering the home. Her acquaintancesconfirmed she had been drinking throughout the night. Adam Cribari attended a houseparty at
Grandview Ave and Zoey was there until he left at 2230 hours on
05/22/2012. Alicia Didio lives at
Grandview Ave #C and when she arrived home
from work at 2300 hours Zoey was still at the party. A group of them walked to TheGoose, 1301 Broadway at 2345 hours and stayed until bar close at 0145 hours on05/23/2012. Alicia last saw Zoey at 0200 hours when they stopped at a house party at1104 University Ave. Resident Kevin Whitiak and his friend Steve Fortunato confirmed
that Zoey was at the house sometime after 0200 hours and that she, stayed- for
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