Two arrested as police raid home in search of murder suspect

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Commerce City police raided a townhome Saturday evening after receiving a tip that a murder suspect was hiding there. The suspect was not found, but two other men were arrested and held for questioning, police said.

The operation began about 2 p.m. when officers entered the townhome in the 7800 block of Locust Circle in Commerce City. Officers had received word that suspect Robert Fisher might be inside.

Fisher, 53, is suspected of killing his wife and two children and blowing up their Scottsdale, Ariz., house in 2001.

Police found two men inside the townhome and took them into custody. During the arrest, an officer fired a single shot, hitting no one.

Police said the suspects, 39-year-old Andrew Hurtado and 44-year-old John Jacoby, tried to run and ignored police commands.

Clearly, neither of the men is Fisher. However, the men remained in custody. Police may charge them with drug offenses, as well as obstruction and possession of an illegal weapon.

Suspect Fisher is described as a fit white man standing six feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is known to chew tobacco and may be armed with several firearms.

Anyone with knowledge of Fisher’s location was asked to call police immediately.

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