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County/District Court THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

City and County of Denver, Colorado


Offense Case No. 2018-33082

AFFIDAVIT AND APPLICATION FOR ARREST WARRANT


AND THE ARREST WARRANT FOR THE PERSON(S) OF:

Lorenzo M. Lesperance, Date of Birth 01/14/1992, Hispanic male, 5’7”, 140lbs., Brown hair, Brown
Eyes, DPD #None, FBI #697836KD7, State ID #2572498, For, C.R.S. 18-3-102, First Degree Murder,
Class 1 Felony and C.R.S. 18-2-101/18-3-102, Criminal Attempt/First Degree Murder, Class 2 Felony.
I, Detective Louis Estrada, 96050, the Affiant, state under oath that the facts known to the Affiant which establish probable cause to
believe that a criminal offense was committed, and that the offense was committed by the above-named person(s), are the following:

On January 14, 2018, at approximately 5:56 p.m., Denver Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a female
who reported she needed an ambulance for a male who had been shot. The female told the call taker they were
in the parking lot of the 7-11 located at 890 S. Federal Blvd., which is located in the City and County of Denver,
State of Colorado.

Officers and paramedics responded and found the victim, who was later identified as Jeramy Montano, dob:
03/09/1988, inside a black BMW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Denver Health Medical Center ambulance #24 responded to the location transported the victim to Denver Health
Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 1830hrs by Dr. Kenneth Platnick.

While on scene at the 7-11, officers contacted dob: who told them
the shooting occurred in the 3000blk W. Center Ave., which is also in the City and County of Denver, State of
Colorado. After the shooting, she drove to the 7-11 for help.

Sergeant Joe Engelbert, 01053 of the Homicide Unit, was notified. Your Affiant and Detective John Meoni,
94005 of the Homicide Unit, were contacted by Sergeant Engelbert and were requested to respond to
headquarters and to the scene.

Detective Meoni responded to both scenes which were processed with the assistance of members from the
Denver Police Department Crime Lab.

The black BMW was towed to the Denver Police Department Crime Lab.

At 8:37 p.m., Your Affiant completed a video interview at Denver Police Headquarters with , dob:
. Around 4:30 p.m., she and Montano drove to the nail salon located near S. Tennyson St. and
Florida Ave. Shertly after arriving in the parking lot, Montano got out of the car. A short time later, Montano
returned to the car and told her to drive/follow him. She saw Montano get into a silver four door car with tinted
windows. She assumes there were at least two more people in the silver car because Montano got into the car
behind the front passenger.

She followed the silver car to the 3000blk W. Center Ave. She had just finished a telephone call and was
looking down at her cell phone when she heard a gunshot. She looked up saw Montano getting out of the back
seat of the silver car and saw the driver shooting Montano. Montano made it back to the black BMW and got
into the back seat. The driver of the silver car got out walked to the front of the black BMW and continued
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shooting into the BMW at her and Montano. She ducked down, put the car in gear, and drove to the 7-11. She
added that the driver continued to shoot as she drove away.

She described the driver/shooter a Hispanic male, approximately 25-35 years old, 5’8”, thin build, 135lbs-
140lbs, mustache/goatee, short hair, and a black sweatshirt.

It appeared to her that after the shooter shot Montano, he got out of the car, stood in front of the black BMW and
fired into the car. She thought that the shooter was also trying to shoot her. She described how she ducked down
and could feel the driver seat vibrating as the bullet struck her seat.

At 11:50 p.m., your Affiant responded to the scene located in the 3000blk W. Center Ave. and met with
Detective Meoni who told your Affiant, that during the processing of the scene ten .45 cal shell casings, two
9mm shell casings, one Springfield XD .45 cal handgun with two empty magazines, and two Glock magazines
fully loaded with 9mm ammunition had been recovered and placed into the Denver Police Department as
evidence.

Detective Meoni told your Affiant he spoke to Night Shift Detective J. Huffine, 08016 who spoke to a witness;
who after the shooting, saw a Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt holding two white bags left the scene and
went north towards the alley. Based on this information officers searched the alley north of the crime scene in
the 3000blk W. Center and located the .45 handgun and magazines in the white bags in the alley north of the
crime scene.

On January 15, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., Detective Meoni and members from the Crime Lab processed the black
BMW bearing CO temporary tag #O002790, VIN #5UXFA535X2LP37797. There were 21 bullet strikes/defects
located to the windshield, rear view mirror, front passenger area, and the drivers seat of the black BMW.
Apparent paint transfer was located on the front passenger bumper.

At 11:21 a.m., your Affiant submitted a lab request to the Denver Police Crime Lab Firearms Unit requesting
that the Springfield XD-45 pistol be tested for functionality and shell casing comparison to the .45 cal shell
casings that were recovered at the scene.

On January 16, 2018, at 10:44 p.m., your Affiant received a voice mail message from stating that
the brother of a male named is responsible for shooting Montano. She added that she doesn’t know
’s brother’s name but knows that works or used to work at a sign company off of 64 th and
Washington St. with Montano.

Earlier, your Affiant had obtained employment history for Montano and learned that he last worked at Direct
Sign Wholesale located at 1100 E. 64th Ave. in Denver.

On January 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., your Affiant and Detective Meoni went to Direct Sign Wholesale located at
1100 E. 64th Ave. and met with administrator and manager . confirmed
that Montano used to work there. thought that there was a former employee named who used to
work on the same crew as Montano. contacted manager who confirmed that
, dob: used to work on the same crew with Montano. told your Affiant that ’s
brother also worked there as well. told your Affiant that ’s brother’s name is Joseph Lovato,
dob: 03/16/1988.

At 10:40 a.m., your Affiant ran criminal history for Joseph Lovato, dob: 03/16/1988 and learned that Lovato
was involved in a Criminal Mischief case in Denver from January 8, 2018, with a , dob:
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– DPD case #2018-19582. Your Affiant reviewed the case and learned that Lovato owns a 2012
silver four door Chevrolet Cruze bearing CO plate# RKQ206.

At 5:10 p.m., your Affiant went to St. and contacted , dob: and
, dob: . is ’s grandmother. stated Lovato is her ex-boyfriend and the
father of her children. She confirmed Lovato owns a silver four door Chevy Cruze. told your Affiant
that Lovato is usually with his cousin, Lorenzo Maes who is 26 years old. Your Affiant explained the need to
talk to Lovato and asked if she had a cell phone number for Lovato. gave your Affiant Lovato’s
cellphone number as and told your Affiant Lovato’s cellphone service is through Sprint.

told your Affiant that Lovato has been with his cousin Lorenzo Maes nearly every day for the last
month or so. told your Affiant she assumed something had happened and explained she still had access
to Lovato’s Facebook page and heard a voice mail message that Lovato had left while attempting to call his aunt
who is Lorenzo’s mother. told your Affiant she saved the voice mail message and
played it for your Affiant. The message was sent on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 6:22 p.m. The voice mail
message is seven seconds long and states, “Hey call me back right away, tell to answer his phone, it’s
an emergency hurry!” explained that is Lorenzo’s father who is married to .

told your Affiant that Lovato called her from his cell phone on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at about 6:30
p.m., asked to speak to his kids because he would be leaving town for a while.

told your Affiant that on Monday morning, January 15, 2018, Lovato came to her grandmother’s house
at looking for and the kids. told Lovato they weren’t there, told him to leave, and
yelled at him for damaging her car. Lovato told he was sorry and added that the back end of his car was
recently smashed in, the tail light was broken, and the back window was smashed out. This is the last time
or her grandmother have seen Lovato.

At 8:32 p.m., your Affiant received a voice mail message from requesting contact.

At 9:26 p.m., your Affiant called and spoke to who told your Affiant that Lovato had called but she
didn’t answer. During the conversation, told your Affiant she looked at the Crime Stoppers bulletin and
noticed that the physical description in the bulletin matched Lorenzo’s physical description. said
Lovato is bigger than Lorenzo. Lovato is 5’11”, 200lbs and Lorenzo is 5’7”, 140lbs. Your Affiant asked
if she knew Lorenzo’s cell phone number. said she did and gave your Affiant the cell phone
number she has for Lorenzo – .

On January 18, 2018, at 8:05 a.m., your Affiant ran a computer search for a Lorenzo Maes with unsuccessful
results. Your Affiant conducted a computer search of DMV records using Lorenzo’s mother
’s last name of Lorenzo Lesperance, As a result, your Affiant located a Lorenzo Lesperance, dob:
01/14/1992 under CO DL Pin The age and physical matched the information provided by
. Additionally, your Affiant searched social media and was able to determine that is
married to . on Facebook, Lorenzo Lesperance uses the Facebook name Lorenzo Mae which
also matches the information provided by .

On January 18, 2018, at 12:45 p.m., Detective Meoni informed your Affiant that he received a call from the
Denver Police Crime Lab Latent Print Unit requesting permission to process the .45 pistol and .45 cal magazines
be examined for the presence of latent prints. Detective Meoni permission to examine the items for the presence
of latent prints.
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At 3:56 p.m., your Affiant received a lab report from the Latent Print Unit. Your Affiant reviewed the report.
The report indicated that the Springfield XD-45 pistol and .45 cal magazines were examined and processed for
friction ridge detail and a latent print was developed on the magazine that was inside the Springfield XD-45
pistol. The print was entered into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and returned as an
AFIS hit to Colorado SID #1968240. The known print source of exemplars for SID #1968240 were identified as
Joseph Lovato, dob: 03/16/1988.

On January 19, 2018, at 2:44 p.m., the Honorable Judge Andrea Eddy signed two search warrants for the cell
phones belonging to Joseph Lovato – – Sprint Communications and Lorenzo Lesperance –
– Verizon Wireless.

On January 23, 2018, at 9:35 a.m., your Affiant sent the search warrants to Sprint Communications and Verizon
Wireless via fax.

At 2:40 p.m., your Affiant received the call detail records and cell tower data via email from Sprint
Communications for Joseph Lovato’s cell phone – .

At 8:05 p.m., your Affiant received the call detail records and cell tower data via email from Verizon Wireless
for Lorenzo Lesperance’s cell phone – .

On January 24, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., your Affiant met with Crime Analyst Chris Gray and requested his assistance
in reviewing the cell phone records received for Lovato and Lesperance in order to determine if they were in the
area of the shooting at the time of the shooting.

On January 25, 2018, Crime Analyst Chris Gray reviewed both sets of records and told your Affiant that on the
day/time of the murder, January 14, 2018, at 5:57 p.m., Lovato’s cell phone signal hit off a cell phone tower
located seven blocks south of the location of the shooting. The location of this cell tower covers the area where
the shooting occurred. Lesperance’s cell phone signal hit off a cell phone tower located near S. Federal Blvd.
and W. Arizona Ave. which is 17 blocks south of the location of the shooting.

Crime Analyst Chris Gray compared the movement/location of both cell phones via cell tower data after the
shooting. As a result, it appeared that both phones moved north at about the same time and eventually were in
the same general area in the north metro area near Westminster, CO.

On January 14, 2018, at 6:50 p.m., Lovato’s cell phone hit off a cell tower near 97 th Ave. and Thornton
Parkway.

On January 14, 2018, at 6:52 p.m., Lesperance’s cell phone hit off a cell tower in the same general area as
Lovato’s cell phone.

This information leads your Affiant believe that Lovato and Lesperance were together at the time of the
shooting and after the shooting.

Based on the aforementioned information, your Affiant respectfully requests that a probable cause warrant be
issued for, Lorenzo M. Lesperance, dob: 01/14/1992, for, C.R.S. 18-3-101, First Degree Murder, Class 1 Felony
and C.R.S. 18-2-101/18-3-102, Criminal Attempt/First Degree Murder, Class 2 Felony so this investigation may
continue.
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I affirm this information to be true and correct


Signature of Affiant

Subscribed under oath before me on


Date Time

Judge or Notary Public

My commission expires:
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ARREST WARRANT
Lorenzo M. Lesperance

To all Sheriffs, Peace Officers and Police Officers with the said State:

You are hereby commanded to take the person of the defendant and bring him without unnecessary delay before a Judge of the County
Court to be dealt with according to law.

Bail fixed at $
Signature of Judge

Date
Printed name of Judge

I HEREBY CERTIFY that I executed the above warrant on (date) _______________ by taking _______________________________
____________________ (name of person arrested) into custody and placing said person in the __________ Jail for safekeeping until
further order of the court.

Signature of Arresting Officer