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Suspect in Glenwood Double Shooting Turns Himself into Authorities

Aug 2, 2013

Freddy Cabrera turned himself into authorities this week. He's the primary suspect in a double shooting in Glenwood Springs that left one person dead.
Credit Garfield County Sheriff's Office

The primary suspect in a fatal glenwood springs shooting turned himself in yesterday. Freddy Argueta Cabrera is currently in custody in Mesa County. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

The shooting happened Wednesday night near an apartment complex, south of Glenwood, just outside the city limits. Walt Stowe is a spokesman for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

"We got a 911 call of shots having been fired near the Riverside Cottages, and so, they responded to that. It turned out to be just south of the Riverside Cottages in the buildings next door to them," Stowe says.

Both shooting victims were transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood where one died. The other victim was taken to a Denver hospital for medical care.

The Post Independent reports the suspect, Freddy Cabrera is the owner of El Horizonte restaurants in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. On the restaurant’s website, Cabrera is described as a long-time Valley resident who fled his home country of El Salvador to escape a civil war. He arrived in Aspen in the 1990’s. Authorities won’t confirm Cabrera owning a restaurant.

Before Cabrera turned himself in, authorities were warning residents in the Valley to be cautious. Officials with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.