[UPDATED] Shooting suspects arrested, police ask community to report related damage
UPDATE: A third suspect has been arrested in connection with this incident. Andrew Herrera (DOB 02/22/01) faces charges of Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (class 6 felony), Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (class 6 felony), and Obstruction of a Peace Officer (class 2 misdemeanor). A booking photo is attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Suspects have been arrested for an overnight shooting in a neighborhood, and police are asking the community to report property damage or evidence that may be related to this incident.
Around 10:30 p.m. on March 5, 2020, Fort Collins Police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Saddlebrook Lane and Antigua Drive, as well as Kechter Road between Timberline Road and Zeigler Road. Officers located a suspicious vehicle in the area and initiated a traffic stop. Officers ultimately arrested driver Christian Buendia (DOB 03/20/95) and passenger Walter Herrera (DOB 10/24/97) in connection with the shooting incident.
A stolen handgun was recovered in a search of the vehicle. Buendia was arrested on charges of Prohibited Use of a Weapon (class 2 misdemeanor) and Driving After Revocation (class 1 misdemeanor). Herrera was arrested on charges of Resisting Arrest (class 2 misdemeanor), Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (class 6 felony), Prohibited Use of a Weapon (class 2 misdemeanor), and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (class 6 felony). Booking photos are attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
“Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in connection with this incident. At this time, we’re asking area residents to report any shell casings or property damage that may be related to this shooting,” said Assistant Chief Kevin Cronin, who oversees the Criminal Investigation Division. “The people responsible for this incident will be held accountable for their actions, and we need any additional information about damage to be reported.”
If you find property damage (i.e. bullet holes) or shell casings, please contact police immediately at 970-419-FCPD(3273). If possible, avoid touching or moving items.
All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.