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Suspect arrested after 39-year-old man killed in 'brazen' Fort Collins shooting

Police are looking into whether the July 19 shooting is connected to an earlier homicide on July 5.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Just over 24 hours after a man was fatally shot outside a Fort Collins McDonald's, Fort Collins Police (FCPS) announced that they've made an arrest in connection with the killing.

Around 11 a.m. on July 19, officers with FCPS responded to a report of a shooting in the 2400 block of South College Avenue and found a man dead outside a McDonald's restaurant. 

The death is being investigated as a homicide. The Larimer County Coroner’s office identified the man killed as 39-year-old Christopher J. Johnson.

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FCPS released photos of the suspect late Monday night and around 2 p.m. Tuesday said a suspect had been arrested. The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Victor Corwin. Corwin is being held without bond in the Larimer County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder along with other possible charges.

Credit: Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Victor Corwin
Credit: FCPS
The suspect and his vehicle, which was stolen, according to FCPS.

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Anyone with information about either of these two crimes is asked to contact the FCPS Tip Line at 970-416-2825 or tipsline@fcgov.com. 

People who wish to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Anyone who provides information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect, in this case, may be eligible for a cash reward.

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