ATWOOD, COLORADO- On August 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 A.M., the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at the Sinclair Station located on Highway 63 and I-76 in Atwood.
Upon the arrival of deputies, two Hispanic males were located with multiple gunshot wounds. The males were identified as Jared Sanchez (DOB 8/31/87) and Eric Morales (DOB 11/4/81).
Both Sanchez and Morales were transported to the Sterling Regional Medical Center for treatment. Morales received treatment at the medical center; his condition is unknown at this time. Sanchez was initially treated at the medical center and was later airlifted to a Denver-area hospital; his condition is also unknown at this time.
Early into the investigation, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for a joint investigation into the shooting.
The initial investigation indicates this incident was not a result of an attempted robbery of employees of the gas station, and the victims in the case are not employees of the Sinclair Station. However, specific details about what led to the shooting or the relationship between the suspect(s) victims is being investigated at this time.
Two women have been arrested in connection with the shooting:
- Leticia Hernandez (DOB 4/18/85) of Greeley was arrested and faces charges of conspiracy of first degree assault, conspiracy of aggravated robbery and attempted first degree homicide. Hernandez was being held at the Logan County Detention Center on No Bond until advisement.
- Monica Pena (DOB 10/1/83) of Evans, was arrested and faces charges of conspiracy of first degree assault, conspiracy of aggravated robbery and attempted first degree homicide. Hernandez was being held at the Logan County Detention Center on No Bond until advisement. In addition, Pena was booked in on a warrant out of Weld County for Accessory to a crime with a $100,000 bond.
The investigation is on-going with additional arrests and charges expected in the future.