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***Update on Homicide Investigation***

Released on Monday, March 11, 2024


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Detectives have identified the suspect in the homicide that occurred on March 9th 2024, as Adrian Pacheco (dob:12/14/1992). A warrant for 1st Degree Murder has been issued for Pacheco’s arrest. Detectives have been searching for Pacheco but as of this time have not been able to locate him. Pacheco is considered to be armed and dangerous; if seen, do not approach, and please call 911 immediately.

“I’m grateful for the work and dedication our detectives have put into this case, identifying a suspect, and working to seek justice for the victim,” said Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky who oversees the Fort Collins Police Criminal Investigation Division.

Charges are merely an accusation by law enforcement and the suspect must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The photo attached is courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

***Original Release***

On March 9th, 2024, at approximately 11:15 pm, Fort Collins 911 received a call from someone reporting that a person had been shot at the apartments located in the 700 block of Mangold Lane in Fort Collins. When officers arrived on scene, they attempted lifesaving efforts on the victim, an adult-male, but were unsuccessful, and the victim was pronounced deceased.

At this time, officers and detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident. We currently do not have a suspect in custody. There is a heavy police presence at the scene, and that is expected to continue into the morning hours while investigators process the scene. Detectives believe this to be a gang related shooting; details surrounding why that is believed, to include any gang names, will not be released at this time in an effort to prevent any type of retaliation for this incident.

“Our thoughts are with those who lost their loved one tonight. Our detectives will work to find answers for them and to hold those responsible for this act of violence,” said Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky who oversees the Fort Collins Police Criminal Investigations Division.

When we have additional and confirmed information regarding the incident, including a possible suspect description, we will share that information. Anyone with information who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Detective Corporal Julia Chenoweth at (970) 416-2645.