A Colorado police officer died over the weekend after he was critically injured when he fell from a40-foot bridge whereas pursuing suspects in a carjacking earlier this month, police stated.
Fountain City Police Officer Julian Becerra was pronounced lifeless Saturday at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, officials said. Becerra, who was 35, labored within the patrol division as a K9 officer. Fountain Metropolis is about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs.
Becerra, a four-and-a-half yr veteran with the division, beforehand served within the U.S. Air Pressure. He’s survived by his spouse and two kids.
Based on a information launch from the police division, the officer fell from an overpass whereas attempting to catch a carjacking suspect on Feb. 2. After he was hospitalized, he had been on life support prior to his death.
Officers had been requested to assist the Division of Corrections discover a carjacking suspect from Pueblo, about 30 miles south of town round 4 p.m. the day of the autumn.
“We respect the general public’s outpouring of assist over the previous week for Officer Becerra, his household and the Fountain Police Division,” police spokesperson Lisa Schneider posted in a statement on social media. “That is an evolving course of, and the household is requesting privateness whereas they navigate the troublesome job of planning for Julian’s ultimate relaxation.”
The pursuit unfolded over a number of hours finally resulting in a foot chase between one carjacking suspect and officers close to the intersection of Interstate 25, police stated.
The driving force and two passengers within the stolen automotive have been arrested on warrants and on suspicion of felonies that occurred throughout the pursuit, officers stated.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace, the lead company investigating the case, identified the suspects in the case as Devon Bobian, Danisha Pacheco and Anthony Vallejos.
The driving force had tried to leap off the bridge, however officers caught him, pulled him to security and took him into custody, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
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