Bounty Hunter Involved in Fort Collins Shooting
Identities of the shooter and victims in the shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon in west Fort Collins have been released.
According to Fort Collins Police Services, Rogelio "Roger" Sanchez, 24, and Lupe Sanchez, 32, turned up at Harmony Urgent Care Wednesday afternoon with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds consistent with the reported shooting near Silverplume Drive and were taken to Medical Center of the Rockies for further treatment.
MCR personnel said Roger and Lupe, both wanted on active felony warrants, walked out of the hospital without checking out or otherwise notifying staff. Police are currently trying to find them.
About 4 hours after the initial incident, Vonshay McCarther, 36, called police to report his involvement in the shooting. McCarther, a bounty hunter, said he made contact with Lupe Sanchez regarding a bond revocation when the shooting ensued. He said he was standing outside when Lupe and Roger drove at him, and that's when he fired multiple rounds in the direction of their vehicle. Two uninvolved witnesses were with McCarther during the incident.
McCarther is a private citizen and is not employed by any local, state, or federal government organizations. He told police he works as a private Fugitive Recovery Agent - an occupation commonly referred to as "bounty hunter."
This incident remains under active investigation, though no charges have been filed.
If you know of Lupe and Roger Sanchez's whereabouts, please contact Sergeant Paul Wood at 970-224-6132. If you'd like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 or submit your tip at stopcriminals.org.