Grand Junction Man Shot And Left For Dead Dies In Montrose County

There was a new development Friday in the case of a Grand Junction man who was shot in the head and left for dead two weeks ago. In the early morning hours of October 15th Lindsay Little was shot in the head outside his home in the 1000 block of Belford Avenue. He survived the shooting and was released from the hospital Tuesday evening, but died Thursday at a home in Montrose County.

Little's death could change the case entirely, including upgrading the charges pending against the three people who have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Eric Snyder is facing a charge of attempted first degree murder. Bretrina Aguayo and Gary Ortiz are facing charges of complicity to commit attempted first degree murder. All three remain in the Mesa County Jail.

Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle is awaiting the results of Little's autopsy before he can determine if this is in fact a first degree murder case.

The 43-year-old Little was staying at a relative's house in Montrose County where he was discovered dead in his bed Thursday morning. The district attorney's office could be waiting weeks before the autopsy report, including toxicology results, are complete.

According to police, Snyder confessed to shooting Little while he, Aguayo and Ortiz attempted to rob the victim. Tuttle says there's no evidence to link the suspects to the victim and authorities believe the shooting was just a random act of violence.

All three suspects are due back in court next week.

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