LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman who was shot in the neck a year ago was paying close attention on Tuesday when the Northern Colorado Shooting Task Force held a news conference to announce new developments in their investigation.
Cori Romero was randomly shot while driving home from work, and the case is unsolved so far. The crime was one of six random shootings in northern Colorado last year, and two other people were killed.
On Tuesday the task force announced that they have been able to link certain shootings to each other but not all of them. They also released surveillance video of a truck a gunman in one of the cases could have been driving in hopes of stirring up new leads.
Romero said she’s glad to hear of any new developments, but she’s still hopeful there will be an arrest.
After being shot, Romero says her situation was very dire.
“There was a point, when I was in the hospital, where I couldn’t even see past getting out of the hospital,” she told CBS4.
Her future looks much clearer now. She’s engaged and will soon welcome a baby girl into the world.
“There are some days, especially when the year (anniversary) did come around, that it harder,” she said. “I was like ‘Wow, it’s been a whole year.'”
Romero said Tuesday’s new developments don’t provide her with any closure, but she’s glad to see a new appeal to the public for help in the case and she’s trying to stay positive.
“It does change your life. I’ve just not let it change it negatively,” she said.
Additional Information From The Task Force
Authorities would like anyone with any information to call the Task Force Tip Line at 970.498.5595 or via email. If you see this vehicle moving and/or occupied, please immediately call 911 so local law enforcement can respond and follow all the directions of the emergency dispatcher. If you can do so safely, please gather as much information about the vehicle to include license plate state and number, distinguishing characteristics of the vehicle, description of the occupant(s), and/or a photograph.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for any of these crimes.