Escaped attempted murder suspect may be in Colorado Springs

LA JUNTA, Colo. - The Otero County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Gilbert Chavez, Jr. has indicated on Facebook that he plans to get into a shootout with police.

According to the sheriff's Office, Chavez posted on Facebook "BOUT TO GO LIVE SOON AS I REACH MY DESTINATION SO Y’ALL KAN WATCH THESE PUNK ASS KOPS MURDER ME IN COLD BLOOD… #nevatakemealivekoppaz #thismanhasnocage #freedom #inustwunaseemydaughter #ftp.”

The sheriff's office says Chavez failed to appear in court on charges of first-degree attempted murder, criminal trespass and failure to register as a sex offender. He may be in Bent County, Colorado Springs or Kansas and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

You're asked to call CBI Agent Cahill at (719) 647-5999, 16th Judicial District DA Investigator Higgins at (719) 384-8786, or the Sheriff's Office at (719) 384-5941.

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