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Fountain Police Officer's make arrest in homicide case out of Arapahoe County

Homicide Arrest near Ray Nixon Rd. in Fountain
Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 28, 2022

FOUNTAIN, CO — A traffic stop on I-25 resulted in the arrest of a vehicular homicide suspect out of Arapahoe County, according to Colorado State Patrol. It happened near Ray Nixon Rd. which is located just north of Clear Spring Ranch in Fountain. The suspect was driving a semitruck southbound on I-25, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that the right lane of southbound I-25 near Ray Nixon Rd. was closed due to police activity. The lane has since reopened.

The male suspect, 31-year-old Erick Mejia, was taken into custody by the Fountain Police Department. He has been booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Facility.

According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, detectives are investigating a homicide that happened at E. Digicomm Dr. & S. Chambers Rd. in unincorporated Arapahoe County. It happened around 11:30 a.m. near Dove Valley Regional Park in Centennial, Colorado.

The victim is a 55-year-old male, his identity has yet to be released.

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