Flagstaff PD looking for Colorado wanted man

Posted at 6:14 PM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 09:57:19-04

The Flagstaff Police Department has issued an alert for a man wanted in connection with a murder in Colorado.

Officers received a 911 call around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday from someone saying she had been traveling with a wanted suspect.

Police determined the suspect was 30-year-old Kenneth Ray Bastidos, wanted in connection with a homicide that happened May 4 in Adams County, Colorado, which includes the northeast portion of the Denver metro area.

Flagstaff officers learned Bastidos was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla with black aftermarket front bumper and white drive out sticker in the rear upper back window.

Police located the vehicle near 7th Avenue and Steves, according to a release from the department. The car sped off, and continued east along Route 66. The car drove around Mall Way, heading back west on Route 66 before getting on westbound Interstate 40 at Country Club.

There the Arizona Department of Public Safety joined the pursuit, but lost sight of the vehicle at the I-17/I-40 interchange, according to the release.

Police said Bastidos should be considered armed and dangerous, and had previously threatened to commit suicide by cop. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5' 8" tall and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If found, Flagstaff police asked people to not approach him and call 911 immediately.