Thomas Ornelas Killed by Colorado State Patrol

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Interstate 70
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Ornelas was a convicted violent felon, out of prison but awaiting trial on charges stemming from a drive-by shooting. He was pulled over on the freeway when the state patrol stopped to offer assistance. As the troopers approached the car on on foot, Ornelas pulled a gun and shot one trooper in the leg. The trooper's partner returned fire, killing Ornelas. The injured trooper survived.

Victim's Name: Thomas Ornelas

Agency Responsible: Colorado State Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: May 8, 2014

County: Eagle

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Unreported

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Geography: Rural

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