NORTHGLENN, Colo. — Four people are in custody Wednesday morning after a man fired at officers during a traffic stop before leading police on a wild chase through Northglenn Tuesday night.
Northglenn police say Charles Chacon, 29, Desiree Pitts, 20, and Jeremy James, 29, were all arrested and charged with criminal attempted homicide, first degree assault on a police officer and felony eluding.
The incident began when a vehicle became the subject of a traffic stop near 1-25 and 120th Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. after leaving a Ramada Inn. Police say the vehicle had dark-tinted windows and was weaving in and out of lanes.
The officer making the stop made contact with the individual driving the vehicle, and then called a second united “based on suspicious behavior” of those in the vehicle.
When the second unit turned up, a male passenger in the rear of the vehicle fired at the officers with a handgun. Police said neither of the officers were hurt, and neither returned fire due to the other passengers in the vehicle.
A chase with ensued, with the suspects driving into the Thornton area towards Colorado Boulevard through a housing development. As the vehicle began travelling northbound on I-25 towards E-470, the vehicle attempted to make a u-turn through the grass-covered median. At that point, the vehicle crashed into a culvert.
All of the passengers in the car fled on foot after the crash. They were eventually caught, and three were taken into custody.