Bondsman faces charges after reportedly killing man in Colorado

Robert Thrash
Robert Thrash(City of Alamosa PD)
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 7:13 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 1:59 PM MST
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ALAMOSA, Colo. (KKTV) - A man is dead and a homicide investigation is underway in a Colorado community.

On Thursday, The City of Alamosa shared some details on the case after officers were called to the 2900 block of W. 6th St. at about 4:30 p.m. The neighborhood is on the west side of the city.

“While in route, APD officers were advised possible shots were fired,” part of a news release from the City of Alamosa reads. “Upon arrival, officers located two males who had been shot and began lifesaving measures. One person of interest was detained and is being interviewed by APD Detectives.”

Both victims were taken to the hospital where police say one of them died.

On Friday, the City of Alamosa provided another update on what they believe led to the deadly encounter. The release states a bondsman, identified as Robert Thrash, made entry into a residence with his associate, identified as David Heinstein, looking for a man identified as Phil Lucero.

“The bondsman and associate made entry into the residence where a struggle ensued and Lucero was shot along with one of the bondsmen,” part of the release adds. “Lucero succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after being transported to the local emergency room.”

Heinstein was also shot and taken to the hospital. As of Friday, he was in stable condition.

Thrash was charged with 2nd-degree murder along with burglary.

The 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is assisting in the investigation. KKTV 11 News has been in contact with family members of Thrash who believe he shouldn’t be facing charges for the incident.

Police believe this was an isolated incident.

As more information becomes available we will provide updates