In an update published just over six hours ago about the murder of sixteen-year-old Nathan Bozonier -- the item that concerned the discovery of an aluminum baseball bat covered with graffiti-like markings that may have been used in the crime -- Thornton Police Department spokesman Officer Matt Barnes insisted that there was no time-frame on charges or arrests.
"We want to progress as slowly and meticulously as possible, to make sure we've done a thorough investigation," he said.
Things change. The TPD has now taken into custody three people for investigation of first-degree murder: Antonio Rios, 19; Adrian Ray Quintana, 22; and Lakiesha Vigil, 20. The latest release also confirms something that's been long-suspected -- that the killing appears to be gang-related, even though there's no proof Bozonier was a gang member. Look below to see photos of Quintana and Vigil, as well as the latest from Barnes.
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Nathan Bozonier Homicide -- Arrests
On 02-19-10, the Thornton Police Department made 3 arrests in connection with the Nathan Bozonier Homicide occurring on 02-15-10, in the 2000 Block of Dichter Court, Thornton, Colorado.
Arrested for investigation of 1st Degree Murder was:
Antonio Rios Date of Birth: 04-14-1990 1591 Poze Blvd. Thornton, CO. 80229
Adrian Ray Quintana Date of Birth: 09-23-1987 1591 E. 88th Avenue Thornton, CO. 80229
Lakiesha Vigil Date of Birth: 09-02-1989 12120 N. Colorado Blvd, Apt#D-104 Thornton, CO. 80241
The incident appears to be a gang altercation between two rival groups. There has been no confirmation that our victim was a gang member.
This case is still an active and on-going investigation.