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Man Accused Of Shooting At Officers While In Custody Formally Charged

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Isaac Vigil is accused of shooting at a Denver Police officer (credit: CBS)

Isaac Vigil is accused of shooting at a Denver Police officer (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused of shooting at Denver police officers while handcuffed in custody has been formally charged.

According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Isaac Vigil, 32, has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and possession of a defaced firearm.

The shooting happened last Wednesday afternoon at the Denver Police District 4 Substation at South Clay Street and West Evans Avenue.

According to court document, the suspect told officers five or six times “I’m going to kill you” on the way to the police station. He also said, “You better have a vest on.”

The court documents that revealed Vigil was picked up at a McDonald’s on suspicion of being on methamphetamine. He was wanted on a nationwide felony warrant for weapons violations.

Once they got to Denver Police District 4, Vigil refused to get out of the car. That’s when police said he fired a gun from behind his back at least twice. Then an officer shot Vigil in the stomach.

Vigil remains in custody. His bond is set at $1,000,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to be formally advised of the charges.

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