Colorado police arrest make arrest in hit-and-run death of deputy, suspect allegedly illegal migrant

At the crash scene, officials recovered falsified documents as well as evidence suggesting the suspect was "intoxicated at the time of the crash."

Published: September 20, 2022 9:48am

Updated: September 20, 2022 2:37pm

Colorado police have announced the arrest of suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the hit-and-run death of sheriff's deputy Sunday.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as Octavio Gonzalez-Garcia, according to news reports.

Gonzalez-Garcia was taken into custody Monday night by the sheriff's office, the Colorado State Patrol and Fort Collins police after searching for him.

The officer killed in the incident has been identified as county sheriff''s office Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz.

The 23-year-old officer was riding her motorcycle to work when she was struck and killed.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said officials at the crime scene recovered a falsified Green Card and a fake Social Security Card from Gonzalez-Garcia's vehicle, as well as evidence suggesting he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.  

Gonzalez-Garcia has been identified as the driver in the incident, according to Fox News. Investigators say he made no  attempt to help the badly injured officer and instead hid in a nearby cornfield.

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