Englewood police are searching for a 41-year-old man suspected of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Suany Melgar Almendarez on Sept. 10.
Jose Bustamante, is wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body, according to the Englewood Police Department.
Officers responded to the area of Vallejo Street and West Adriatic Place on Sept. 11 for a welfare check. They found Almendarez deceased in an alleyway from a single gunshot wound.
We have identified the suspect in the murder of Suany Melgar Almendarez as Jose Bustamante. A 5-million-dollar warrant has been issued for his arrest for 1st Degree Murder. See the below Crime Stoppers Alert and check Facebook for more information. pic.twitter.com/fo88CiMMaI
— Englewood Police Department (@PoliceEnglewood) November 9, 2023
Investigators believe she was placed in the alley overnight after her death, according to a news release from the department.
Englewood police located a blue Chevrolet Silverado connected with the crime and identified Bustamante as a suspect.
Bustamante should be considered armed and dangerous, and if seen should not be approached. Anyone with information about his whereabouts may contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.
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