By Dominic Garcia
“The past few years have been hard. Being able to move forward without your father there, someone who you look up to and idolize. Not being able to call him or go see him,” he told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.
His father, 50-year-old John Field, was shot and killed on July 9, 2016, near 1st and Broadway. Police say he was walking his dog when he got involved in a brief disagreement with some people in a black Chevy Camaro. Then the people in the car opened fire.
John Field spent several months in the hospital before passing away.
“He was always making people smile, always making people laugh. Smartest guy I’ve ever met,” said Andrew Field.
John’s son Andrew says this week Denver police told them they’ve made an arrest in the case. The department hasn’t released the name of the person arrested, but Andrew says he was picked up in another jurisdiction.
“They’re going to bring him down to Denver County, they’re going to give him his charges, then they’ll proceed with a trial down the line, could be a few months, couple be a few years.”
Andrew says all they can do now is trust the process and hope the system brings them justice. He knows it won’t be easy being in the same courtroom as his father’s alleged killer, but he has his family to lean on.
“He was an amazing man. It’s sad we had to lose someone like that, but within that tragedy there’s great triumph. We were able to come together as a family and just happy about that.”
Dominic Garcia anchors CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and reports for CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Connect with the Denver native on Twitter @cbs4dom & on Facebook.