According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened just after midnight Sunday at South Kipling Parkway and West Alamo Place.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Two men are in custody in Jefferson County after the sheriff’s office saidThey fired random shots on a busy street and then tried to evade officers.
It happened just after midnight on Sunday morning. Officers said more than 20 shots were fired from a car as the driver drove south on South Kipling Parkway and then west on West Alamo Place. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jenny Fulton said no one was injured in the shooting.
“I was in my bedroom and I have a couple of dogs and they just started kind of freaking out,” said Michael Stein, who lives in the area. “And I guess the shooting must have happened a little further away, but my dogs immediately noticed the police cars filling both streets.”
A short police chase ended with an arrest right on his doorstep.
“I live at the end of a cul-de-sac and the cul-de-sac was full, the road leading down was full, as was the side street, with police. And I heard the police talking a little bit on their speakers,” Stein said.
When it came to catching those responsible, Fulton said officers were in the right place at the right time. She said a deputy and an intern were driving on South Kipling Parkway when they noticed something startling.
“Our deputy, who was driving behind us, immediately noticed that they began firing shots outside the driver’s window of this vehicle as they drove south. Luckily we had a deputy nearby. “The shots were fired in rapid succession,” Fulton said.
According to Fulton, the officer tried to get them to stop, but the suspects continued shooting and the driver continued driving and turned onto West Alamo Place.
“But they didn’t know that West Alamo Place dead-ends south of South Pearson Street. So they hit the dead end, had to turn around and that’s when our “Officers were able to make a high-risk stop and make the arrest,” Fulton said.
Two men were taken into custody. Her identity has not yet been revealed.
Fulton said the shots they fired from the car appeared to be random.
“It’s scary that someone is firing shots. It’s especially scary when it happens in a well-populated, densely populated area where there may still be people walking around even if it’s just after midnight. “Bullets were coming through walls and doors and they were in a residential area, so it was very scary,” Fulton said.
Luckily, Fulton said, no one was injured and a police officer happened to be on the scene to watch it all unfold.
“I think we’re all grateful for that,” Fulton said. “The deputy was in the right place at the right time and we were able to make these arrests very quickly and get these people off the streets.”
After a scary night, the neighbors are also grateful for this positive result.
“I’m glad no one was hurt,” Stein said.
Fulton said the two men are in custody on preliminary charges of vehicular eluding and reckless endangerment.
Now they are asking those who live or work along the route where the two are suspected of firing shots to look for possible damage or evidence of the shooting.
“We want people to check for property damage,” Fulton said. “If you come across any evidence, please call them. Don’t try to pick them up. Don’t try to collect them on our behalf. We’ll have someone come out and collect them.”
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