DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing a Denver police officer can be extradited to the United States, the Consulate General of Mexico said.
Raul Gomez-Garcia was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Detective Donald Young and the wounding of Detective John H. Bishop in May while the men were working off-duty as security for a party.
He has been jailed in Mexico since he was captured there in June.
Gomez-Garcia has 15 working days to appeal, the Mexican Consulate said in a news release Thursday. If he does not, he could be returned to Colorado before the end of the year, Denver district attorney's spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said.