Denver Police ask for help finding man who allegedly shot girlfriend and Good Samaritan

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Posted at 12:17 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 20:08:26-04

DENVER -- Denver Police are asking for help finding Jesus Alberto Garcia-Chavez.

The 32-year old Denver man is a suspect in a domestic violence incident that ended in a double shooting early Sunday morning.

“It’s a convoluted case,” said Wheat Ridge Police Department spokeswoman Sara Spaulding. “It began in Denver and ended in Wheat Ridge.”

Spaulding said Wheat Ridge PD is assisting Denver with the investigation.

Denver Police aren’t saying much about the case, but did release a crime alert stating that Garcia-Chavez was wanted on several felony warrants for crimes involving the use of a firearm.

WRPD’s Facebook page says police responded to a report of a disturbance with possible shots fired on the 4300 block of Newland Street at 3:29 a.m. October 2.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a male and female who both had single, non-life threatening gunshot wounds to their legs.

“Officers ascertained that there had been a domestic violence incident and kidnapping, which occurred in Denver.  The victim escaped and sought the assistance of a resident on Newland Street,” the posting said.

A source told Denver7 that the woman ran up to two homes, knocking on doors and frantically ringing door bells.

Garcia-Chavez allegedly pulled her away and then shot her in the leg.  When Brian Geer open his front door and tried to help, he too was shot.

On Thursday afternoon, the Good Samaritan was seen walking into his house with the aid of a walker.

Denver7 wanted to ask if he was having second thoughts about being a Good Samaritan, but Geer said police told him not to talk to reporters.

We asked neighborhood residents what they would do if someone started pounding on their door at 3:30 in the morning and needed help.

“I would help them,” one neighbor said. “I would help them because right cannot hide from wrong.”

Another Wheat Ridge resident, Catherine Perez, said, “I would drag her in the house, lock the door and help her.”

When asked if she would do that even if her own life were in danger, Perez replied, “She’s already at my door.  My life is already in danger.  All I can do is pull her in and help her.”

Other neighbors said they would call 911 and let police handle it, not knowing if the plea for help was simply a ruse to get into the house.

Garcia Chavez has a history of arrests involving violent crime, including assault, menacing, weapons violations and drug trafficking.

He also has two outstanding warrants for false imprisonment and assault.

A source told Denver7 that suspect has been deported in the past, but returned to the U.S. “two or three years ago.”

“He is a very dangerous person,” said DPD spokeswoman Raquel Lopez. “So we are asking for the community’s help.”

Police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to Garcia-Chavez' arrest and conviction."

The crime alert says the suspect goes by several aliases, including: Adrian Chavez, Efren Luna, “Eskimo,” “Chewie,” and “Chucho.”

If you know his whereabouts, contact Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.