Fort Collins Man and Juvenile Arrested for Attempted Murder
A 21-year-old man and 17-year-old juvenile male were arrested in Fort Collins earlier this week, after being identified as suspects in a recent shooting that took place in Laporte.
According to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:14 a.m. on July 3, deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of West County Road 54G.
When LCSO deputies arrived on scene, they discovered multiple expended shell casings in the driveway of a residence, and also located bullet impact holes in the home and on a vehicle on the property.
A 20-year-old male living at the address told investigators that he was outside when gunshots were fired. Other individuals were inside of the home when the shooting occurred as well.
The investigation revealed that two suspects drove to the residence, and began firing shots in the direction of the home, and the male who was outside at the time. The suspects then fled in the vehicle.
On July 8, a search/arrest warrant was secured for the adult suspect, Rene Lozano (21) and his residence in the 400 block of South Overland Trail in Fort Collins. Lozano was arrested at 6:50 p.m. during a traffic stop near his home. Following his arrest, the Larimer County All-Hazards/Crisis Response Team, Fort Collins Police Services SWAT Team, and SEU investigators searched the suspect's home, where they recovered both firearms used in the shooting.
Lozano was booked into the Larimer County Jail on allegations of Attempted 1st Degree Murder (class 2 felony), Attempted 1st Degree Murder – Extreme Indifference (class 2 felony), Illegal Discharge of a Firearm (class 5 felony), and two counts Crime of Violence. His bond is $300,000.
The second suspect was taken into custody in the 1600 block of Azalea Drive in Fort Collins at approximately 4 p.m. on July 9. The juvenile was arrested on charges of Attempted 1st Degree Murder (class 2 felony), Attempted 1st Degree Murder – Extreme Indifference (class 2 felony), Illegal Discharge of a Firearm (class 5 felony), Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (class 6 felony), two counts Crime of Violence, Mandatory Sentence Offender, and Repeat Juvenile Offender was issued on July 8.
No one was injured during the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Investigator Jeremy Coleman at 970-498- 5141 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.