A spectator was fatally shot in a suspected road race on I-70 – Greeley Tribune
A 37-year-old man, who was driving on Interstate 70 with his wife and three children, was shot dead in a street race on the freeway Saturday afternoon, Aurora Police believe.
The man was not involved in the street races, Aurora Police Officer Elizabeth McGregor said, describing him as a spectator. He was traveling east on the Interstate west of Exit 288 — the intersection with East Colfax Avenue — when he was shot at about 5:35 p.m., Aurora Police said.
Authorities responded to an 911 call about the shooting and discovered the man in the driver’s seat of a 2020 Dodge Ram pickup truck pulled over and pulled over on the shoulder. He didn’t survive. His name is released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.
A witness told police a white and black sedan were driving on the freeway at the time of the shooting, McGregor said. Investigators are working to find out how the shooting happened, she said. Police said in a press release that “several shots were fired at the Dodge Ram.”
“We have no further details on how the shots were fired or how the truck was hit. The only information we received was that the two cars slowed, then collided, then slowed, then collided,” she said, adding that police believe the street racers were “in some way” involved in the shooting were involved.
Tipsters for the attack could earn up to $10,000, Aurora Police said. Those with information about the shooting can call the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6113 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 7820-913-7867.
https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/06/20/shooting-interstate-70-street-racing-bystander-killed/ A spectator was fatally shot in a suspected road race on I-70 – Greeley Tribune