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Most Wanted Murder Suspects

By: Jeannette Hynes - KKTV 11 News
By: Jeannette Hynes - KKTV 11 News

Three of Colorado Springs Police's 100 Most Wanted are wanted for first-degree murder.

Police have warrants out for Vinnicio Martinez, Socorro Gutierrez, and Agustine Montano. Martinez and Gutierrez are wanted for the same murder.

Steven "Geno" Romero was shot and killed on May 24, 1997. He was 13-years old. He was in a car near Circle and Union in Colorado Springs, when another car drove by, with the people inside firing shots.

His mother battles with his death daily. Jennifer Romero said, "It's been the most horrific nine years I've ever lived. My whole entire family. It's been very much of a struggle trying to become normal again."

One man is serving life in prison for the crime, but police say Vinnicio Martinez and Socorro Gutierrez are the actual gunmen. Both have ties to Southern Colorado.

"i believe the family of both these two individuals still communicate with others in the community who would know where they're at," said C.S.P.D. Major Crimes Detective Derek Graham. He adds, any piece of information, like if they're married or dating, or where they're working can be important in this investigation.

Jennifer Romero says she just wants these two men caught, adding, "He didn't deserve to die. And if nothing else, he sure deserves justice. And nine years is too long to go without that justice."

Agustine Montano is wanted for shooting and killing Leonardo Perez on September 21, 2003 at a home on Yuma Street.

Police say Montano may be in California or Mexico.

You can give your tip anonymously at 634-STOP in Colorado Springs or 542-STOP in Pueblo. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward. To look at their pictures, just click on "Crime Stoppers" from the home page of kktv.com.


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