Boulder Police

Suspect of October 2018 hostage situation at Table Mesa shops sentenced to 18-years in prison

Posted on 06/13/2020 at 12:19 am
Kevin Marples


On October 24, 2018, at approximately 10:13AM, multiple officers with the Boulder Police Department responded to the businesses at the Table Mesa Shops, in reference to a male with a gun. As members of the Dispatch Center began receiving multiple calls, while trying to also coordinate a response, they were able to provide officers with vital information and get help on the way. Multiple callers had reported that a male, later identified as Fidel Jaramillo, had entered a business with a handgun and told everyone to leave.

Jaramillo, armed with a handgun and other weapons, kept one woman in the business with him. The woman was later determined to be someone who Jaramillo had an intimate relationship with. Based on the information and the concern for the public, the victim still in the business and Jaramillo, the Boulder Police Department SWAT Team and the Crisis Negotiator Team were both requested.

After approximately two and a half hours, members of the Crisis Negotiator Team and the SWAT Team, were able to coordinate Jaramillo’s peaceful surrender. Jaramillo was subsequently arrested and in February of this year was convicted by a jury for the below domestic violence related crimes:

  • Second Degree Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon
  • Menacing with a Deadly Weapon (4 counts)
  • 3rd Degree Assault

Today, Jaramillo was formally sentenced by Boulder County District Court Judge to 18-years in the Department of Corrections (DOC) and noted “ [The] Boulder Police Department deserves a lot of credit for this event ending the way it did, with no one being hurt”. Jaramillo will remain in custody at the Boulder County Jail until he is transferred to a DOC facility.