Northern Colorado shooting task force sees fewer leads in 2015 deaths
March 21, 2017
LOVELAND — Authorities say the investigation into a series of shootings in northern Colorado that began in April 2015 has slowed.
The Reporter-Herald reports a multi-agency task force investigating the shootings meets five times a week. But Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Moore says tips are not coming in at as high of a volume as they previously were.
There are still 11 law enforcement agencies assigned to the Northern Colorado Shooting Task Force, but three of them no longer have personnel assigned to the force on a daily basis.
The shootings began about 11:15 p.m. April 22, 2015, when Milliken resident Cori Romero was shot in the neck while merging onto southbound Interstate 25 from Harmony Road in Larimer County. Romero survived the shooting.
About 10:15 a.m. May 18, 2015, John Jacoby was shot and killed while riding his bicycle near the intersection of Weld County roads 15 and 72 in Windsor. Those two shootings have been linked by unspecified evidence.
About 10:30 p.m. June 3, 2015, a person riding a motorcycle was shot at near the intersection of Denver Avenue and East 18th Street in Loveland. That person was not injured.
About 12 minutes later that night, William Connole was shot and killed while standing at the intersection of East 1st Street and North St. Louis Avenue in Loveland. The task force has unspecified evidence linking the two Loveland shootings.
The task force also is investigating two shootings on Sept. 13, 2015, one at Banner Fort Collins Medical Center in Fort Collins and another at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School in Larimer County. No one was hurt in either shooting. Those two shootings have been linked by unspecified evidence.
Investigators have said a pickup truck and a Mini-Cooper are involved.