Task force to give update on No. Colo. shootings

Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 12:50:05-04

A task force that's been investigating a string of roadside shootings in northern Colorado plans to give an update on its work Thursday.

A spokesman for the group will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. at the Loveland Police Department.


Three people have been hit in the shootings — a woman driving along Interstate 25 in April, followed by a bicyclist in Windsor, a man in May and a man walking along a sidewalk in Loveland in June. Both the bicyclist and the pedestrian were killed.

Windsor Police Chief John Michaels said the first two shootings were linked.

Cori Romero, a Milliken woman, was shot in the neck while she was driving on Interstate 25, near Harmony Road, on the night of April 22. She survived and has been released from the hospital.

John Jacoby, 48, was shot and killed on the morning of May 18 while riding his bike north of Windsor, on County Road 15, just south of County Road 72.

Michaels would not disclose what type of evidence was recovered but sources confirmed to 7NEWS that there is a ballistics link between the two shootings. 

There have also been several incidents over the last few months of vehicle windows shattering on I-25 in Northern Colorado. However, so far, investigators have said there is no proof that any of those windows were shot at.