Man Who Shot Male in Back of Neck Sentenced to Prison

Published on November 04, 2019

Theodore Montiel Mugshot

GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Greeley man will spend the next two decades in prison for shooting a man in downtown Greeley this summer.

A Weld County judge Tuesday sentenced 28-year-old Theodore Montiel to 25 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections after he pled guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.

Montiel is accused of shooting a man in the back of the neck outside the downtown Greeley library on August 12. Police believe the two men knew each other.

One count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the First Degree and one count of Assault in the Second Degree was dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea.

Luckily the victim survived and no one else was injured.

“This could have ended very, very badly” Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthony Perea said. “Not only could this victim have been killed, but innocent bystanders could have also been killed that day. We absolutely will not tolerate this type of violent and reckless behavior in our community.”

Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthony Perea prosecuted this case.

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