Arrest made in Costilla County shooting

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Published Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Costilla County Sheriff's Office has announced that a Greeley man was arrested in connection with a shooting in Costilla County which happened August 13.

Following a week-long investigation, a warrant was issued for Rondell W. Brown, 25, was arrested at his home Friday evening.


PICT Rondell W. Brown - Costilla County Sheriff's Office
Rondell W. Brown - Costilla County Sheriff's Office

Brown was taken to the Weld County Jail where he is currently being held on $150,000 bond and faces charges of second degree murder and three counts of felony menacing.

Jesus Lozano, 51, was shot at a rural property owned by his fiance in the 900 block of Wilking Way August 13. He was later pronounced dead at an Alamosa hospital.

Initial information suggests there may have been a disturbance at the home leading up to the shooting. It is thought that Brown is a family acquaintance.  

Deputies with the Costilla County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, continue to investigate the incident. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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