Man who shot at Colorado officer sentenced on escape charge

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 14:40:27-04

DENVER (AP) — A 24-year-old man convicted of shooting at a Colorado police officer has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a separate escape case.

The Denver Post reports that the Denver District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez pleaded guilty this week to felony charges of escape and possession of a weapon by a previous offender as part of a plea agreement. His four-year sentence for those charges will run consecutively to the 32-year sentence that he received in the attempted-murder case in June.

Authorities say Venzor-Gonzalez shot at a Denver police officer in November 2017 and was on the run for five months after escaping from Denver sheriff's deputies in March 2018. He was captured in Thornton last August.


Information from: The Denver Post,