Robert Paul Garcia Killed by Colorado State Patrol, Fountain Police Department

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
North Academy Blvd and I-25
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies received a call for an attempted robbery at a Dairy Queen in Pueblo West. A short time after the attempted robbery at Dairy Queen, deputies spotted the suspect vehicle traveling more than 100 mph northbound on I-25. The driver pulled over, and a man riding in the truck got out, but the driver then sped off northbound on I-25. The man who allegedly got out, Jay Hemphill, was charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery. Just south of the North Academy Boulevard the trooper used his or her vehicle to knock the car off the road. At least one shot was fired by a Fountain police officer, and at least one shot was fired by a trooper, with at least one bullet killing Robert Paul Garcia.

Agency: Colorado State Patrol, Fountain Police Department

Motive: robbery

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Robert Paul Garcia

Death Date: April 19, 2021

County: El Paso

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Fleeing: car

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