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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of 56-year-old Lakewood Man

(Golden, CO – November 15, 2019) District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of Rene Perez at his home in Lakewood on October 15, 2019.  Three men and one woman have been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder as well as additional charges, according to their alleged participation:

  • Autumn Lucero, DOB: 5-27-98, was in court on November 15 where she was advised of the charges filed against her.Autumn Lucero
  • Manuel Garcia, DOB: 7-29-01, was in court on November 15 where he was advised of the charges filed against him.Manuel Garcia
  • Alec Philippe Destree, DOB: 12-12-98, will be in court at 1:00 on November 15 to be advised of the charges filed against him.Alec Philippe Destree
  • Dominic Joseph Maestas, DOB: 6-18-00, is expected to appear in court on November 18 at 10:00 to be advised of any charges filed against him.Dominic Joseph Maestas

Lakewood police were called to an apartment in the 200 block of S. Teller Street on a report of shots being fired. According to information previously released by the Lakewood Police Department, they found Mr. Perez on the ground in the parking lot, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

The four defendants are being held without bond at the Jefferson County jail. They are all due back in court on February 12 at 8:30 a.m. for preliminary hearing.  The arrest affidavit is sealed at this time so no further information is available at this time.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime(s).  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6

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