UPDATE February 8th, 2024
At approximately 1:51pm on February 8th , 2024, as a result of an extensive investigation and search efforts, Joshua Lopez, 43 years old, of Sterling, was located and taken into custody without incident in the 400 block of S. 7th Ave. in Sterling. Assisting in the arrest was the NE Regional SWAT team, which consists of Sterling
PD, Brush PD, Ft. Morgan PD, Logan SO and the Morgan County SO.
Mr. Lopez was arrested on 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault Charges, with additional charges expected.
February 6, 2024
On February 5, 2024, at approximately 11:55 a.m., Sterling Police officers
responded to the Sterling Regional Medical Center regarding a possible stabbing
victim. A 39-year-old male victim had been transported there by personal
vehicle with serious injuries as a result of multiple apparent stab wounds.
During the immediate investigation, Sterling Police detectives and officers
learned of a second stabbing victim, a 29-year-female, suffering a single stab
wound who arrived at SRMC with the male victim. She was treated and
released with non-life-threatening injuries.
The ensuing investigation revealed that a male suspect, identified as Joshua
Lopez, 43 years old of Sterling, assaulted the victims at a residence in the 500
block of Pine Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. on February 5, 2024. Following
the incident, Lopez fled the scene on foot.
A thorough investigation continues into the crime as well as an extensive search
for Lopez. This was an isolated, targeted incident and the victims were known
to the suspect. There is no apparent threat to the general community, however,
if he is seen, do not approach and call 9-1-1. Anyone with information as to
Lopez’s whereabouts is encouraged to notify the Sterling Police Department.
An arrest warrant as been obtained for Mr. Lopez for the following charges: