Gang member arrested in Fort Collins attempted murder case


Federal and local officials tracked down and arrested a 23-year-old street gang member who had been wanted for attempted first-degree murder in a November shooting in Fort Collins.

John Mercado is suspected of shooting someone in the chest during a Nov. 26 robbery, said Brian Alfano, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offender Task Force.

Members of the task force worked with officers from Loveland and Fort Collins to surround a home in Loveland where they suspected Mercado was hiding.

Mercado, a known member of the Norteno gang, surrendered after officers ordered him out of the home, Alfano said.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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