BY FREDA MIKLIN
On Thursday, October 19, Greenwood Village Police issued a statement that they had “made an attempt to contact two shoplifting suspects at 4:25 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2023, outside of the Sierra Trading Post, 5910 S. University Blvd. The suspects were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot and fled as soon as officers attempted to make contact. The suspect vehicle struck multiple vehicles in the parking lot while attempting to flee westbound on Orchard Road. One of the suspects was apprehended and transported to a local hospital due to injuries sustained when attempting to flee.”
Photos of the suspect made available by GVPD are shown here.
Two days later, GVPD notified the public that they are attempting to locate Justin Kyle Kautz, a 39-year-old white male, 5’9”, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, close cropped hair, and a goatee, describing him as a “suspect wanted for first-degree murder that occurred October 19 in the parking lot of 5910 S. University Blvd.” Police also noted that “Kautz is considered dangerous and was last seen driving a 2008 black colored Chevrolet Impala LTZ,” and asked citizens to, “call 911 or the local authority if you know his whereabouts.”
This is an active investigation thus no other details are available. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact GVPD Commander Joe Bradley, Public Information Officer, at 303-994-9409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A possible reward may be available for actionable information that leads to suspect Kautz’ arrest.