On the eve of the Bolder Boulder, an annual race that takes place on Memorial Day, Bramble & Hare was the site of a deadly shooting, with a suspect who is now in custody. Employees at the farm-to-table restaurant located at 1970 13th Street disarmed and held down a 32-year-old man who is now in custody, the Daily Camera reported. Arrest records show that Louis Joseph Sebastian was booked at 6 a.m. on Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder after deliberation. The victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead at Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital.
The restaurant and bar, owned by Black Cat chef and farmer Eric Skokan posted the message below in its Facebook page:
We are devastated by the events that took place Sunday night. Our hearts are broken for the family of the victim. And our hearts ache for our staff and guests who had to endure the traumatic event.
We are in awe of the bravery and professionalism our staff displayed during the event. Bramble & Hare employees disarmed and apprehended the assailant, holding him down until police arrived. In addition, both staff and guests performed CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived. No staff members of Bramble & Hare were harmed during the incident.
We are working closely with Boulder Police Department detectives as they investigate this senseless act.
Since Bramble & Hare opened nearly five years ago, the food-focused bistro has never experienced violence of any kind. We will work with staff to help them deal with any post-event stress and trauma. And again, our hearts are broken for the victim’s family.