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17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Files Attempted First-Degree Murder Charge Against Danny Martinez

August 22, 2023

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of an Attempted First-Degree Murder charge against Danny Martinez, 36, for allegedly shooting an Adams County Sheriff's Deputy on August 13, 2023, along Federal Boulevard in Adams County. 

Martinez is charged with:  
  • Attempted 1st-Degree Murder (F2)
  • 1st-Degree Assault (F3)
  • 2nd-Degree Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Vehicular Eluding (F5) 
  • Special Offender (DF1)
  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Distribute a Controlled Substance (DF2)
  • Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (F5)
  • Crime of Violence (Sentence Enhancer)
Case number 2023CR002538 was filed in Adams County District Court. Martinez's next court appearance is on August 22, 2023, at 1:30pm in Courtroom 6. 

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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