“Landlord Kills Tenant and Commits Suicide in Boulder County Shooting”

By | July 20, 2023



In a shocking turn of events, an investigation into a shooting in Boulder County has revealed that a landlord killed his tenant before taking his own life. The incident occurred in March 2023 and came to light when deputies responded to a wellness check on the tenant, 61-year-old Timothy Crimmins.

Upon arriving at the property, deputies discovered Crimmins’ body hidden under a tarp outside the house. It was later determined that he had died from a gunshot wound. As deputies were investigating the scene, they noticed another vehicle had parked in the area after their initial arrival. Backup was called, and upon approaching the vehicle, they found the lone occupant, identified as Robert Reid, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Further investigation revealed that Reid had recently purchased cleaning supplies, and additional items near Crimmins’ body indicated that he was preparing to dispose of the victim’s body and clean the crime scene. Ballistics evidence analysis confirmed that Crimmins’ wounds matched a shotgun and ammunition owned by Reid.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that there had been ongoing disputes between Reid, who was Crimmins’ landlord, and the tenant regarding rent payments, possible evictions, and payments for work done on the property. Deputies had responded to 11 calls related to their disagreements since the beginning of the year.

Detectives determined that Reid shot and killed Crimmins before leaving the property to purchase cleaning supplies. Upon his return and upon seeing the deputies, he took his own life. Autopsies conducted by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office confirmed the cause and manner of death for both individuals.

The investigation did not uncover any evidence suggesting the involvement of other individuals in the murder. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers that can arise from disputes between landlords and tenants and the importance of resolving conflicts through peaceful means..