GREELEY - A known gang member in Greeley will face murder charges after a Weld County judge found probable cause to move the case forward.
Marcello Rodriguez, 19, of Greeley, turned himself over to police in July after the shooting death of Paul Ortiz, 26.
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At Wednesday’s preliminary hearing, two Greeley police officers testified to the evidence laid out by Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia, and a judge found there was enough evidence to proceed to trial.
The judge set Rodriguez’s bond at $1 million.
According to court testimony, Ortiz was shot in the early morning hours of July 16. A witness told investigators Ortiz knocked on the front door of a house, located at 909 C Street, when he was shot multiple times. A medical examination showed Ortiz had seven gunshot wounds and four bullets still lodged in his body.
Rodriguez is scheduled for an arraignment on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. in Division 16.
He’s currently being held in the Weld County Jail.
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