A suspect was arrested Monday in Colorado after allegedly killing a sheriff’s deputy in a hit-and-run the day earlier than, in accordance with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the suspect was taken into custody by the sheriff’s workplace Strike Team, Colorado State Patrol and Fort Collins police shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night. The suspect has been recognized as Octavio Gonzalez-Garcia, who’s in his late 30s and resides in the U.S. illegally.
The sufferer, 24-year-old Weld County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz, was pronounced lifeless on the scene of the crash on Sunday. She was on her solution to work on the county jail.
“Alexis was hired in November 2018 and assigned to the Weld County Jail where she served as a detentions deputy,” Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams mentioned in a press release on Facebook.
“She joined our ranks at the age of 21. Alexis was born in Bismarck, N.D. It was a childhood dream to someday serve others as a peace officer,” he continued.
Colorado State Patrol is main the investigation into the circumstances of the crash. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is helping.
The deputy was driving her private motorbike to work when the hit-and-run occurred. Gonzalez-Garcia, who was driving a Ford van, fled the scene on foot after the collision.
Hein-Nutz was touring southbound when the suspect drove from a cease signal on the intersection into the deputy’s path. She collided with the entrance passenger facet of Gonzalez-Garcia’s car and her motorbike caught hearth.
“We do believe the driver of the van was under the influence at the time, there is evidence to support that,” Colorado State Patrol’s Joshua Lewis mentioned, in accordance with FOX 31.
Police mentioned they discovered proof to assist that Gonzalez-Garcia was dwelling in the nation illegally after they found an apparently falsified Green Card and faux Social Security Card in his automobile.