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Man pleads guilty in motel murder

Tomas Perez-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the deadly June 2021 shooting at the Primerose Motel.

DENVER — A man charged in a deadly 2021 shooting at a motel in Adams County pleaded guilty to second-degree murder June 29, court documents show.

Tomas Perez-Gonzalez, 34, was facing the following charges in the deadly June 2021 shooting after being arrested by the Adams County Sheriff's Office:

  • First-degree murder after deliberation
  • First-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft
  • Second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft
  • Vehicular eluding
  • Criminal mischief

Perez-Gonzalez was sentenced Sept. 15 to 28 years in prison, the district attorney's office said. 

The shooting was reported around 4:15 p.m. on June 11, 2021 at the Primrose Motel near Federal Boulevard and West 55th Avenue in north Denver.

Perez-Gonzalez was arrested on June 17 in connection to the shooting, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies said when law enforcement arrived, they found a man in a vehicle who had been shot in the head.

Authorities did not share details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting.


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