Man arrested in homicide near Glenwood Springs
Authorities in Grand Junction on Saturday arrested a man now charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting Friday night near Glenwood Springs.
It was the county’s first homicide of 2016 after three in 2015.
Grand Junction SWAT Team arrested Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 27, around 8 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities were first notified of a possible homicide at the Pinon Pines apartments south of Glenwood Springs around 7:45 p.m. Friday. Deputies with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office responded an found a slain 24-year-old female. The scene was described as the “site of the shooting.”
The initial investigation identified Olivo-Tellez was as the primary suspect in what the sheriff’s office called “a case of extreme domestic violence.”
Olivo-Tellez was wanted on a previous domestic violence warrant and was charged with first-degree murder in relation to Friday night’s killing, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Garfield County Jail Saturday evening.
The name of the victim will be released by the Garfield County Coroner once family members have been notified.
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