Man charged in 2013 homicide extradited from Mexico to Denver

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Victor Baltazar-Gonzalez (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

DENVER — A man charged in a 2013 homicide has been extradited from Mexico to Denver to stand trial, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Victor Baltazar-Gonzalez, 43, is charged in the September 2013 death of 25-year-old Jose Gutierrea-Peredia, officials said.

The suspect is accused of fatally shooting Gutierrea-Peredia at an apartment building in the 1300 block of West Mississippi Avenue on Sept. 1, 2013 after an argument or altercation.

Baltazar-Gonzalez fled the country after the alleged killing. He was arrested by Mexican authorities on an international warrant in 2014, the district attorney’s office said.

Officials have been working to extradite the man back to Denver since then.

Baltazar-Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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