Escaped Denver inmate captured in Thornton

Escaped Denver inmate captured in Thornton

  25 Aug 2018

A jail inmate is back in custody after escaping Denver deputies in March while at Denver Health medical center. He had been held on charges of attempted murder of a police officer.

Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 23, was captured Friday afternoon in Thornton, according to Denver police.

On Aug. 31, 2017, Venzor-Gonzalez allegedly abducted his girlfriend and their 1½-year-old son at gunpoint from a Commerce City home, sparking an Amber Alert.

In November, he engaged in a shootout with a Denver police officer and was shot three times. He hid in a house for two days without seeking medical treatment before he was taken into custody after a standoff.

After his escape in March, Denver police mistakenly shot and killed 27-year-old Steven Nguyen and wounded 23-year-old Rafael Landeros believing Venzor-Gonzalez was in the SUV they fired on. He was not.

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