Witness to the Astumbo shooting comes forward

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Guam – Setting the record straight, the last person to have communicated with shooting victim Branden Ojeda has come forward revealing what transpired minutes before authorities stormed the black SUV Ojeda was in.


The video depicting Marshals approaching a black SUV in the Sagan Linahyan, Dededo subdivision only tells a portion of the story, but the important part of it, according to an eyewitness and close family friend of Ojeda, has been drowned in silence.

Interestingly, the witness said that Ojeda had been in contact with a marshal prior to them searching for him, Ojeda allegedly made arrangements to self surrender on Friday, but it appears that the marshals didn’t want to wait.

Ojeda faced an outstanding warrant for alleged possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao told K57’s Patti Arroyo that around 1:30 p.m. Monday May 6, detectives from GPD’s Criminal Investigation Division were called to assist Superior Court marshals with a reported incident in the Sagan Linahyan area of Astumbo.

Here’s more:

The witness has reported the details of the incident to authorities.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.