Andrew Jacobs, 34, has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for a crime spree that occurred in Aurora and Denver. Jacobs pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the spree, which took place on November 10, 2021. The crimes committed by Jacobs included murder, multiple carjackings, and two home invasions.
During the spree, Jacobs claimed to be under the influence of methamphetamine and fentanyl. It began when he attempted to carjack a woman, stealing her purse and firing shots in her garage. Shortly after, police responded to a possible carjacking at the Florida Station Apartments complex, where they found a man named Albarracin shot. Albarracin later died in the hospital. Jacobs had shattered the window of Albarracin’s truck and shot him while his six-year-old son was present.
Following the initial carjacking and murder, Jacobs proceeded to break into two homes and carjack several other individuals. District Attorney John Kellner described the crime spree as one of the most egregious his team has prosecuted. In order to spare Albarracin’s young son from testifying in court, a plea agreement was reached, resulting in the dismissal of 60 other charges that Jacobs faced.
The charges that were dismissed included first-degree murder with extreme indifference and first-degree murder after deliberation, each of which carried a potential life sentence. Additionally, Jacobs faced charges of robbery, burglary, auto theft, felony menacing, assault, and trespassing.