Denver police ID Victor Baltazar as the suspect in Sunday shooting death of Jose Gutierrez-Peredia

Baltazar remains at large; reward offered

DENVER - Denver police say a 39-year-old man is wanted in the weekend shooting death of a man on West Mississippi Avenue.

Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for Victor Baltazar, who remained at large on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Baltazar is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Jose Gutierrez-Peredia about 10:20 p.m. Sunday outside of the Mariposa Apartments, at 1330 W.  Mississippi Ave, police said.

Police released a Facebook photo showing Baltzar wearing a black cowboy hat, black-and-white striped shirt, black vest and a tie.

Anyone with information about the crime or Baltazar's location is asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000. People with information who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text 274637 (CRIMES), enter the title DMCS and your message.

A reward of up to $2,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and charging of the individual responsible for this crime.

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