Homicide Suspect Arrested

Detectives from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate a homicide that likely occurred on Friday, November 8th, 2019.

On November 14th, 2019 ACSO detectives received a report from the Arvada Police Department regarding a possible homicide that occurred at 7899 York Street in unincorporated Adams County. Detectives initiated an investigation and subsequently obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 7899 York Street. Russell Montoya Jr., 38, was taken into custody at the residence. A search of the residence and multiple interviews have confirmed that a shooting and homicide occurred inside the apartment. The victim is an adult male from the Denver metro area. Montoya has been arrested and charged with the following felonies:

Russell Montoya Jr., 38, of 7899 York Street, Denver
• Murder 1st degree, a class 1 felony
• Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class 6 felony

The defendant is held in the Adams County Detention Facility pending additional court proceedings. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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