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Sheriff’s office obtains arrest warrant for man suspected of killing Grand Junction resident

(Credit: Chris Schumann)
Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 1:57 PM MST
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CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) announced Monday afternoon that they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Frank W. Kurtz, in relation to the shooting that killed 36-year-old Marcos Bencomo of Grand Junction.

The MCSO says the warrant is for charges of first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Additionally, MCSO says that investigators are still looking to speak with Charity E. Perschbacher as a person of interest in the incident.

Kurtz is described as a 56-year-old man, 5′10″ and weighs 175 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and visible tattoos. Perschbcher is described as a 37-year-old woman, is 5′5″, weighs 200 pounds, and has hazel eyes. Both are considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting occurred on Jan. 21 in a neighborhood off of White Ave. near 32 3/8 Road in Clifton.

Update photo of Kurtz.
Update photo of Kurtz.(MCSO)
Frank W. Kurtz, left, and Charity E. Perschbacher, right
Frank W. Kurtz, left, and Charity E. Perschbacher, right(Mesa County Sheriff's Office)

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Bencomo with a gunshot wound. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Kurts or Perschabacher, please call the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at 970-242-6707.

Check back for details.

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