Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

February 14, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Man Charged In Fatal Montbello Shooting (Garrette)


February 14, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025





Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has formally charged one teen in connection with an early February shooting in the Montbello neighborhood.


Kylvito Garrette (dob: 11-10-1998) is charged with one count of murder in the first degree—after deliberation (F1), one count of felony murderrobbery (F1), and one count of attempted murder in the first degree (F2).  Charges were direct-filed today in Denver District Court.  Garrette was arrested on February 5, 2018.


Garrette is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Abisai Ponce-Gutierrez and wounding another 18-year-old male teen on the night of February 3, 2018, in the 13100 block of East Elgin Place.


No further information is currently available, as the arrest affidavit is sealed.


Garrette is scheduled to appear on February 15, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 4G for advisement.



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