Six Year Old Victim in Yoder Shooting Identified

June 29, 2020

On June 23, 2020, deputies were dispatched to the Yoder Post Office in reference to a shooting involving a juvenile victim. The shooting occurred in the reporting family's home located in the 7700 block of Edison Road.  

When deputies arrived on scene they were flagged down by the parents of the juvenile. Life saving measures were initiated and the juvenile was transported to the hospital by ambulance then later by helicopter with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately and tragically the child has succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been preliminary identified as six-year-old Roman Krutitskiy. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office.

The child's father, Nikolay Krutitskiy, DOB: 04/17/1986, was originally arrested on June 23rd and booked into the El Paso County Jail on numerous charges.

On June 29, 2020, charges were upgraded to:

Murder in the First Degree
Child Abuse – Caused Death
Possession of Weapon by Previous Offender
Child Abuse (2 counts)
Prohibited Use of a Weapon
Violation of a Protection Order
Reckless Endangerment

Additional information will be released by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office as the investigation allows.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Roman Krutitskiy.

MR 20-117