Westminster Police Continue To Investigate Bat Attack
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Westminster say they have two people in custody but are still looking for third suspect after an attack on a teenage girl with a baseball bat on Friday.
The attack happened at about 1 a.m. near the intersection of 92nd and Lowell.
Daniel Meadors told CBS4 he was with the girl who was attacked and the people responsible threatened him before beating his friend.
Meadors said the suspects first drove up inside a cream colored van near the intersection and started breaking windows of nearby buildings.
That led to a confrontation. Police say one of the suspects had a relationship with the victim.
Meadors says they tried to abduct her and also scared him.
“He turns around and the passenger swings a bat out the van at me and says ‘I’m going to kill you,’ ” Meadors said.
“They tried taking her. They grabbed her and he threw her in the van,” he said.
She was found in an alley beaten and bloody. Meadors carried her home and called 911.
“She had been attacked. Her face all bleeding. It was terrible. There was so much blood everywhere.”
The suspects lead police on an extended chase that ended in Aurora at 13th and Peoria Street.
When the van stopped the suspects tried to run but two suspects were arrested immediately. A third escaped, but police say they know that person is. No identities had been released as of Saturday night.
Police said they are also looking for a fourth man who was inside the van but it’s not likely that he will face any charges.
The victim was taken to the hospital and has since been released.