Monday, January 25, 2021

September shooting now a homicide


The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Hugo Pablo Rodriguez, a 20-year-old male resident of Fruita. Mr. Rodriguez sustained a gunshot wound during a shooting on the 3100 block of Orson Ave on September 20, 2020. He died at a hospital on January 14, 2021. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be complications of a gunshot wound of the head and the manner of death to be homicide.

This shooting occurred at a large gathering. Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators are encouraging members of the public who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

If you have information about this homicide, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office tip line (970) 244-3526.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

For previous releases about this case click here.