FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Fort Collins say they have arrested the suspect in Monday morning’s deadly shooting outside a McDonald’s.
🚨🚨 Homicide Update 🚨🚨
Suspect in custody. Additional information will be released later as well. pic.twitter.com/BBhK3eC0Ju
— Fort Collins Police (@FCPolice) July 20, 2021
Investigators released images of the suspect earlier and asked the public for help identifying him.
The chief of police thanked the community for the tips that were called in.
The shooting happened about 10:40 a.m. Monday outside the McDonalds in the 2400 block of South College Avenue near Drake Road. When officers arrived, they found the deceased person outside the restaurant.
It is unclear whether the suspect was known to the victim at the time of the shooting. Detectives are also investigating whether the shooting is connected to a homicide that occurred on July 5. In both cases, the victims were experiencing homelessness.
“What makes this incident even more disturbing is the brazen nature of the attack,” said Fort Collins Police Chief Swoboda in a statement. “This violent act occurred in broad daylight, along a major corridor with multiple people around. We need the public’s help in identifying this killer so we can remove him from the streets to prevent him from possibly hurting anyone else.”
Anyone with information about the suspect or either of these two crimes is asked to contact the FCPS Tip Line at 970-416-2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People who wish to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970) 221-6868.