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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Shooting Suspect Arrested

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The suspect in yesterday's shooting on Dransfeldt Road was arrested early this morning. 

Parker Police Detectives identified Antonio Meraz-Loya (7/4/1978) as the suspect in yesterday's shooting. He was arrested at his home in Erie at 2:00 a.m., July 14, without incident.

Officers responded to a report of an individual shot shortly after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the 10300 block of Dransfeldt Road. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Parker Police Department Detectives are preparing the case and will recommend the below charges to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office:

Attempted 1st Degree Murder-Class One Felony

Criminal Attempt to Commit Class One Felony-Class Two Felony

2nd Degree Assault-Class Four Felony

Menacing-Class Five Felony

Criminal Attempt to Commit a Class Four Felony-Class Five Felony 

Illegal Discharge of Firearm-Class Five Felony

Prohibited Use of Weapons-Class Two Misdemeanor

Reckless Endangerment-Class Three Misdemeanor

We appreciate the collaboration of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Impact Unit and the Erie Police Department, who arrested the suspect. 

The Parker Police Department encourages anyone with information about yesterday's incident to contact Detective Brukbacher at 303.805.6523 or sbrukbacher@parkeronline.org. A charge, whether recommended or ultimately filed, is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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