The Weld County Coroner's Office has identified the victim killed in the Fort Lupton motel shooting last weekend.


On Tuesday (Dec. 8), the victim was identified as 36-year-old Joshua Guy Schuler.

Schuler, who had addresses in both Colorado and Nebraska, was a guest at the KC Motel in Fort Lupton where he was shot Saturday (Dec. 5); Fort Lupton police responded to reports of the shooting around 3 p.m. when they found Schuler and took him to a local hospital. He later died from his injuries.

On Tuesday afternoon, police identified 21-year-old Preston Cordova as a suspect in the shooting and obtained a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of murder.

Cordova was initially considered a person of interest, along with 26-year-old Sierra Maez. Anyone with information regarding Cordova and Maez's whereabouts is asked to call the Fort Lupton Police Department at (720) 652-4222.

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