A man who intervened to help the victim of a domestic violence assault in Vail is in critical condition at a Denver area hospital. At approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, Vail Police responded to a report of an unconscious male at The Sebastian Hotel located at 16 Vail Road. The good Samaritan and his girlfriend, both visiting from Florida, heard a loud disturbance and witnessed a woman being assaulted by a man in the hallway of the hotel. When the victim tried to stop the assault, he was rendered unconscious. The 40-year-old suspect Paris Aguilera Baez, visiting from Mexico, fled the scene.
Detective Sgt. Annette Dopplick said Vail officers quickly located Aguilear Baez and took him into custody without incident. He is charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, first-degree assault, false imprisonment, harassment and domestic violence.
Eagle County Paramedic Services and Vail Fire Department provided emergency treatment to the victim, who was subsequently flown to Denver by medical helicopter. Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Vail officers on the initial response.
All persons are presumed innocent until the contrary is proven in a court of law.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vail Police Department at 970-479-2201.
Contact: Detective Sgt. Annette Dopplick, 970-479-2346
Vail Police Department