LAHORE, PAKISTAN (CBS4)- Police in Pakistan continue to hold a U.S. Embassy worker from Highlands Ranch on murder charges.
Raymond Davis is accused of shooting two people in Lahore last Thursday. He and his wife rent a home in Highlands Ranch.
The U.S. said Davis acted in self defense against robbers. Davis claims someone was following him and tried to hijack his vehicle at gunpoint.
The U.S. Government said Davis has diplomatic immunity.
“We continue to encourage the government of Pakistan to respect his diplomatic immunity and to release him,” said U.S. State Dept. Spokesman P.J. Crowley.
A French news reporter said police found two pistols, magazine belts and four mobile phones on the two men Davis killed. A Pakistani police officer also described one of the men as a street robber wanted for other incidents.
Davis was caught up in a third death. A Pakistani man was run over when a U.S. Consulate vehicle came to his aide after he shot those two men.
Davis is being held on murder and possession of illegal weapons. Pakistan said Davis will remain in custody at least until his next court date, Feb. 11.
Davis’ neighbor in Highlands Ranch said he moved in over the summer.