4 Juveniles Arrested After Shooting at Resident
DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO – With the team work of Castle Rock Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Lone Tree Police Department four male juveniles were taken into custody early this morning.
On 10/06/15 at 1:21 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) Dispatch received a call of four vehicles windows smashed out and trespassed in the 2400 block of Terrace Dr.
At 1:32 a.m. DCSO received another call of males attempting to get into vehicles and Cottages at the VI at Highlands Ranch. Suspects were reported to be driving a Honda Civic. Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
At 2:02 a.m. DCSO received another call in the 3200 block of Astrobrook Cir. A resident caught a male inside his vehicle. The resident was able to grab the male. Another suspect, who was seated in the Honda, shouted, “We have a gun!” and a few moments later a shot rang out. The male told the resident, “My friends are going to kill you.” The male was released and fled in the suspect’s vehicle. A bullet casing was later found at Astrobrook Cir.
Descriptors of the suspect’s vehicle were aired to surrounding agencies. At 2:18 a.m. Lone Tree Police Department (PD) officers located the vehicle traveling south on I25. Colorado State Patrol responded to assist Lone Tree PD. They attempted to stop the vehicle however, the suspects failed to yield and increased their speed to over 100 mph. Castle Rock Police Department attempted to use Stop Sticks, but the suspects passed the area before they could be deployed.
The suspect’s vehicle exited I25 at Plum Creek. While making the turn onto eastbound Plum Creek the driver hit the curb disabling the vehicle. All four suspects jumped from the vehicle. Two suspects were immediately taken into custody. The other two suspects fled from the vehicle and were later apprehended with the use of a police K-9 unit.
The search of the area where the two suspects fled on foot resulted in a firearm being located.
We commend the residents of Highlands Ranch for watching out for their property and neighbors but we would ask that you call 9-1-1 to alert law enforcement. We don’t want our residents to put themselves in harms way. This incident demonstrated the dangers of confronting criminals.
This case is still under investigation.
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All suspects are juveniles and no photographs will be released.
Sgt. Lori Bronner