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Man Arrested for Shooting on Sumac Street

Released on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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    Matthew Starcher

One suspect is in custody after shooting another man in the hand.

On November 19, 2018 at 7pm, Fort Collins Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 2900 block of Sumac St. Several men were involved in a dispute, which occurred in a residential parking area. During the argument, the male suspect, later identified as Matthew Starcher (02/27/96), reportedly shot victim Robert Jimenez in the hand. Both parties left the area before police arrived.

Jimenez was located at a nearby hospital where he had gone for treatment of serious, non-life-threatening injuries. Officers located Starcher driving away from the scene and safely took him into custody. He was arrested on charges of First Degree Assault (class 3 felony), Reckless Endangerment (class 3 misdemeanor), and Prohibited Use of Weapons (class 2 misdemeanor). A booking photo is attached courtesy of Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

"Keeping our community safe requires a team approach," said Chief Jeff Swoboda. "I want to commend the patrol officers who quickly located the suspect, as well as the detectives and crime scene investigators who worked late into the night to interview witnesses and gather evidence for a solid case."

Police believe drugs may have been a factor in this case. Anyone with information, who has not already spoken to police, should contact Detective Jaclyn Shaklee at 970-416-2771 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org. All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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