Sheriff’s deputies arrest Minturn shooting suspect
MINTURN — The suspect in Monday’s early morning shooting was arrested walking on the street near his home.
Jaime David Quintana, 43, was spotted about 8 a.m. walking along a Minturn street not far from where he lived. He was immediately arrested without incident by Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies and taken into custody at the Eagle County jail, said Mike McWilliam, Eagle County Undersheriff.
An arrest warrant is being prepared with charges against Quintana of first degree attempted murder and first degree assault, McWilliam said.
The victim, Bruce Plummer, 46, was shot in the chest with a handgun, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police responded at around 5 a.m. this morning to the shooting, which occurred in an alley on the north end of Minturn. Plummer was transported to the Vail Valley Medical Center in serious condition but stable condition, with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Law enforcement officers immediately began scouring the area, searching for Quintana. They initially said he might have fled in his silver 2001 GMC pickup.
No motive for the shooting is known at this time, McWilliam said.
McWilliam said the Sheriff’s Office will continue their investigation, and are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.
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