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A suspect was arrested Monday in Colorado after allegedly killing a sheriff’s deputy in a strike-and-run the working day right before, in accordance to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s place of work explained the suspect was taken into custody by the sheriff’s business Strike Workforce, Colorado State Patrol and Fort Collins law enforcement shortly just after 10 p.m. Monday night. The suspect has been recognized as Octavio Gonzalez-Garcia, who is in his late 30s and resides in the U.S. illegally.
The sufferer, 24-12 months-old Weld County Sheriff’s Workplace Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Sunday. She was on her way to perform at the county jail.
“Alexis was employed in November 2018 and assigned to the Weld County Jail where she served as a detentions deputy,” Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams reported in a assertion on Facebook.
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“She joined our ranks at the age of 21. Alexis was born in Bismarck, N.D. It was a childhood dream to someday provide other individuals as a peace officer,” he continued.
Colorado Condition Patrol is leading the investigation into the situation of the crash. The Weld County Sheriff’s Workplace is helping.
The deputy was driving her individual bike to do the job when the strike-and-run took place. Gonzalez-Garcia, who was driving a Ford van, fled the scene on foot immediately after the collision.
Hein-Nutz was touring southbound when the suspect drove from a prevent signal at the intersection into the deputy’s route. She collided with the front passenger facet of Gonzalez-Garcia’s automobile and her motorbike caught hearth.
“We do consider the driver of the van was under the affect at the time, there is evidence to support that,” Colorado State Patrol’s Joshua Lewis reported, in accordance to FOX 31.
Law enforcement explained they discovered proof to support that Gonzalez-Garcia was living in the state illegally when they uncovered an apparently falsified Eco-friendly Card and fake Social Security Card in his vehicle.
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The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations to assist Hein-Nutz’s loved ones as a result of its nonprofit charitable basis, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Posse.
“Alexis was a difficult employee, a caring deputy and a positive pressure for our agency,” Reams claimed. “I share in my deputies’ grief and in their anger in excess of her senseless and tragic passing. But we are a spouse and children, and we will get by way of this distressing celebration alongside one another.”