Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

June 14, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez Receives 32-Year Prison Sentence for Attempted Murder of a Denver Police Officer

DENVER—Denver District Judge John W. Madden IV handed down a 32-year prison sentence for Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez. On March 18, 2019, he was found guilty on five out of six counts by a Denver jury: attempted murder in the first degree (F2) for firing multiple shots at a Denver Police officer, first degree assault on a peace officer (F3), retaliation against a witness (F3), and two counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender (F6).

“Collaboration, partnership and dedication among several law enforcement agencies is what led to today’s successful outcome,” said Denver District Attorney Beth McCann. “We will not tolerate attacks on our law enforcement officers.”

Venzor-Gonzalez was sentenced as follows:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder-Extreme Indifference (F2): 12 years plus five years parole
  • First Degree Assault-Threaten Peace Officer with Weapon (F3): 22 years plus five years parole, concurrent to count one
  • Witness/Victim-Retaliation (F3): eight years consecutive to counts 1 and 2
  • Weapon-Possess/Previous Juvenile Offender-Prior Felony (F6): one year, consecutive to counts 1,2,3
  • Weapon-Possess/Previous Juvenile Offender-Prior Felony (F6): one year, consecutive to counts 1,2,3.

Members of the Denver Police Department’s Fugitive Unit, Aurora Fugitive Unit, FBI Safe Street Task Force and the Denver District Attorney’s Office contributed to the successful effort to bring this fugitive to justice.