17th Judicial DA

17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Files First-Degree Murder Charge Against Omar Nieves

July 24, 2023

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of a First-Degree Murder charge against Omar Nieves, 28, related to a fatal shooting of a 24-year-old victim that occurred outside of a home along E. 118th Avenue in Commerce City on July 14, 2023. 

Nieves is charged with:  
  • First-Degree Murder--After Deliberation (F1)
Case number 2023CR002145 was filed in Adams County District Court. Nieves' next court appearance is on July 25, 2023, at 8:30am in Courtroom E. 

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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