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16-year-old Robert Maldonado killed in a shooting and crash in Longmont

Police stated on Saturday that they had identified a suspect of interest and were following up on leads.



Robert Maldonado has been identified by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office as the juvenile who was killed in a shooting and subsequent crash in Longmont.

While the coroner’s release did not disclose Maldonado’s age, the police have previously stated that he was a minor.

On the evening of March 24, Longmont police received a report of gunshots at the Twin Peaks Square Shopping Center located at the 800 block of South Hover Street.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a large group of people gathered for a car meetup.


The police identified a suspect vehicle and pulled it over, but one of the backseat passengers fled the scene while the other occupants, who were all minors, were detained by the authorities.

Subsequently, Maldonado was discovered by the police inside a vehicle that had collided with a pole at the intersection of Nelson Road and Hover Street.

He was immediately transported to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries. At present, the cause and manner of death have not been revealed by the coroner’s office.

Following the incident, Longmont police announced that they had identified a suspect; however, there have been no arrests in connection with the case thus far.


The minors detained from the suspect vehicle were not charged and were subsequently released.

Longmont Public Safety representative, Robin Ericson, has stated that the authorities are actively pursuing leads and following up on any tips.

Any witnesses are encouraged to reach out to Detective Daniel Kilian at or call 303-774-3693 and reference Longmont Police Report No. 23-2740.


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