Tesla Charging Station Shooting Victim Honored in Edgewater One Year Later

Edgewater, Colorado – It has been a year since the tragic shooting incident near a Tesla charging station in Edgewater that led to the death of 33-year-old Adam Fresquez. To honor his memory, Fresquez’s family gathered for a heartfelt mass and dove release ceremony.

Lena Fresquez Mendez, Adam’s mother, expressed her ongoing grief, reflecting on the pain that remains just as raw one year later. Despite the passage of time, the loss of Adam continues to weigh heavily on his loved ones, as mentioned by Fresquez Mendez through tear-filled eyes.

The family opted to wait until now to find a permanent resting place at a local cemetery’s mausoleum for Adam’s ashes. This decision was guided by the desire to keep him close while acknowledging the importance of laying him to rest in a sacred space.

The Edgewater Police Department reported that the shooting incident on May 3, 2023, stemmed from an argument between Fresquez and another man at the Tesla charging station, resulting in Adam being shot twice in the back. The suspect, Jeremy Smith, was taken into custody in December, seven months after the tragic event.

Smith, facing charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter, is currently detained at Jefferson County Jail on a $150,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for May 20, highlighting the legal proceedings unfolding in response to the deadly encounter.

As the community continues to grapple with the loss of Adam Fresquez, the family’s poignant tribute serves as a reminder of the enduring impact of senseless acts of violence. The memory of Adam lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, despite the irreplaceable void left by his untimely passing.