MVPD investigating shooting death in Monte Vista


MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Police Department is investigating the death of a juvenile woman who died from an apparent gunshot wound. 

On Aug. 7, at about 3:30 p.m., MVPD officers were notified of a shooting in the 300 block of Monroe Street in Monte Vista. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a juvenile female who had sustained a gunshot wound, MVPD reported. Emergency medical services personnel arrived, and the juvenile was pronounced deceased.  

Officers secured the scene and were actively interviewing witnesses and investigating the incident. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation — Crime Scene Investigations and the Rio Grande County Coroner’s Office were assisting with this investigation. The Rio Grande County Coroner will release the name of the deceased when appropriate.  

This is an active investigation, and no further information will be released until the investigation is complete, MVPD reported. There is no threat to the community.  

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Zeke Sisneros or Sgt. Michael Martinez through State Patrol Dispatch at 719-589-5807. 

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