AURORA, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — Police say they have arrested the driver of a car who has twice allegedly fired at an officer during a traffic stop.
The first incident happened in Denver Tuesday morning. The second incident happened early Wednesday in Westminster. The officers were not injured.
Police were looking for an older model Cadillac with temporary tags and located it in Aurora. Police surrounded an apartment complex in Aurora Friday but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was later located by Denver police and a chase ensued. The suspect crashed his vehicle in Aurora after police performed a pit maneuver near Abilene and Florida just off Interstate 225.
“We got information that he might be at an address in Denver and earlier this evening they were doing surveillance on that address when they believe the suspect actually drove up and dropped somebody off,” Officer Frank Fania with Aurora police said.
Northbound I-225 had to be shut down during the incident.
The suspect has been identified as Larry Lynn Gomez, 33. Police said they shot Gomez after he crashed his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, but they were able to catch him and he was taken into custody.
“The suspect crashed and officers lost control also, after that,” Fania said. “I can tell you there are minor injuries to one of the officers involved.”
Several schools in the area had to be locked down for about 10 hours during the search of the apartment complex in Aurora.
Gomez has an extensive arrest record.
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