**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22G092030**

January 14, 2023

Kyle Peltz, PIO
Greeley Police Department
(970) 350-9661, Desk
kyle.peltz@greeleypd.com

Suspect Arrested in Homicide Case

GREELEY, Colo. – On Monday, November 28, 2022, at 3:42 a.m., Greeley Police investigated a shooting in the 1100 block of 24th Street Lane. Officers located Herminia Marquez who had been shot and was later pronounced deceased. During this investigation, a suspect was identified as 27-year-old Mary Alicia Garcia, a parole absconder. Subsequently, a warrant commanding the arrest of Garcia for first degree murder was issued.

In the interim, on December 26, 2022, Greeley Police responded to a robbery at a local store in the 4700 block of 29th Street. What began as a shoplifting turned violent when Garcia allegedly pointed a handgun at an employee and then fled. A warrant commanding the arrest of Garcia for aggravated robbery was issued.

On January 1, 2023, Greeley Police investigated a reported home-invasion robbery. During the investigation, the victims identified Garcia as one of the suspects, one armed with a handgun. A warrant commanding the arrest of Garcia for aggravated robbery and first-degree burglary was issued.

On January 3, 2023, Johnstown Police investigated a reported robbery. The investigation revealed that as Garcia struggled to rip free the victim’s purse, a gunshot was fired; Garcia fled. A warrant commanding the arrest of Garcia for aggravated robbery as issued.

On Friday, January 13, 2023, at 2:37 p.m., Greeley Police located Garcia driving a vehicle in the area of 34th Street and Burlington Avenue in Evans, Colorado. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, Garcia failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued. Garcia continued to elude police for approximately six miles. At the intersection of 11th Avenue and 25th Street, Garcia abandoned the vehicle and ran off on foot; she was quickly captured by police and taken into custody.

Additional felony charges are pending at this time. No additional information will be released today. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact Detective Prill at 970-350-9532.

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