Alexander Valdez (11762)

11/15/2003: A gunman involved in a shootout with Aurora police had a substantial amount of methamphetamine in his system when he was found dead in an apartment blew a hole in the wall where he held his girlfriend and her teen son hostage. Valdez had a fatal gunshot wound in the head, although it was never reported whose gun the bullet came from.

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