UPDATE: Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Captured

Published on September 20, 2022

**NOTE: We are sharing this release on behalf of the Colorado State Patrol**
FT. COLLINS – The prime suspect in a hit and run crash that killed an off-duty Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been taken into custody.
On September 19, 2022 a warrant was issued for Octavio Gonzales-Garcia, 36, for charges related to the fatal crash that took place September 18 which killed Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz, 24. The charges include:
-Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death
-Careless Driving Resulting in Death
An appeal for assistance in locating Mr. Gonzales-Garcia was sent out statewide. Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol, Weld County Sheriff’s Office, and Ft. Collins Police Services were able to utilize evidence and tips in locating Mr. Gonzales-Garcia in the Ft. Collins area. He was taken into custody without incident the evening of September 19 at approximately 10:15 PM.
His first court appearance is scheduled for September 20 in Greeley. As with all suspects, Mr. Gonzales-Garcia is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
As a point of clarification, investigators confirmed through fingerprint verification and his legitimate passport the suspect's real name is Norberto Garcia-Gonzales (DOB: 5/25/1987).
We would like to thank the community for their compassion during this difficult time and for providing us with so many useful tips. It was a tip from a Weld County resident that steered us to Fort Collins and resulted in Garcia-Gonzales' arrest.