Church killing suspect shot to death by Colorado police

Jose De Jesus Montoya Villa, 31, was shot to his death by Colorado police investigating other crimes. Police stopped him in a vehicle he stole while committing other crimes. Montoya Villa had been on the wanted list for shooting and killing a woman and wounding two other churchgoers in a Denver church, Iglesia Faro De Luz.

Montoya Villa had allegedly opened fire in a parking lot, injuring one person, and was also a suspect in an armed robbery at a liquor store and the carjacking of two vehicles, Longshore said.

When officers spotted the second vehicle that had been stolen and pulled it over, Montoya Villa was armed and confronted the officers, Longshore said. He died at the hospital.

Other details about how the police shooting unfolded are still under investigation.


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