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Suspect arrested for attempted murder

Released on Thursday, March 31, 2022
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  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950,

A man has been arrested for an attempted murder in north Fort Collins.

Around 4 a.m. on March 6, 2022, Fort Collins 911 received a call about a person with life-threatening injuries. Security guards found the unconscious homeless man covered in blood behind the loading docks at 1612 N. College Avenue. Officers arrived within minutes and began performing lifesaving efforts until medical crews arrived. The man was transported to an area hospital where he continues to recover.

Police immediately began processing the scene for evidence and interviewing people in the area for any information about what happened. Through this process, detectives got a description of a man who had been arguing with the victim earlier that night. Crime scene investigators also found several items that led them to believe that person had visited nearby businesses prior to the incident. They investigated multiple leads, reviewed security video footage, and conducted extensive follow up with our homeless community and local homeless service providers. In late March, police identified Andrew Fischer, 21, as a person of interest.

Fischer was interviewed on March 26 and subsequently arrested for beating and stabbing the victim. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail and issued a $300,000 cash/surety bond. He has been charged with First Degree Attempted Murder (class 2 felony).

“Our detectives went to great lengths to find out who was responsible for this inexcusable act of violence,” said Criminal Investigations Lt. Jeremy Yonce. “Every victim is a person whose life and dignity matter to us, and we work hard to help everyone we serve find justice.”

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Detective Justin Butler at 970-221-6340. All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.