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Suspect in Fort Collins homicide arrested in Berthoud Tuesday

By: Amber McIver-Traywick | The Surveyor | July 22, 2021 | Local News

The Fort Collins Police Department announced Tuesday that a suspect in a deadly shooting outside of a McDonald’s Monday was identified outside of a Berthoud business and taken into custody.

Photo courtesy of Fort Collins Police Department – Security camera images of suspect Victor Jeremiah Corwin police believe shot and killed a man outside of a Fort Collins McDonald’s.

Fort Collins Police Detectives were contacted by a Detective from the Brighton Police Department who was familiar with the suspect in the case Tuesday. Shortly after receiving that information, an off-duty Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed the stolen Honda CR-V that the suspect was in, parked at a business in Berthoud and contacted police. Members of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Collins Police Department were able to stop the vehicle in Berthoud and take the suspect into custody.

The suspect was identified as Victor Jeremiah Corwin and was the sole occupant inside the stolen vehicle. Detectives were able to determine that the stolen vehicle that the suspect was in, was stolen from a burglary previously in Lakewood, Colorado. It should also be noted that Corwin, was the same individual as reported by the Brighton Police Detective. Corwin was arrested and later transported to the Larimer County Detention Center. Formal charges will be filed with the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office at a later time.

The shooting which took place in the 2400 block of South College Avenue in Fort Collins happened around 10:40 a.m. Monday. “What makes this incident even more disturbing is the brazen nature of the attack” said Fort Collins Police Chief Jeff Swoboda in a statement. “This violent act occurred in broad daylight, along a major corridor with multiple people around.”

The identity of the victim will be released at a later time, pending next of kin notifications. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has ruled the manner of the victim’s death as a homicide, and the cause, a gunshot wound. Investigators have not said what led up to the shooting. It’s unclear if Corwin and the victim knew each other.

“I’m proud of the work of the men and women of the Fort Collins Police, and thankful for the assistance of all the other law enforcement agencies which resulted in the quick capture of this violent suspect,” said Swoboda.

Anyone with information regarding this incident who have not already spoken to police is asked to call Detective Dollie Knab at (970) 416 2195.

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