DENVER (CBS4) – A woman says she was shot at for saving a parking space at a Denver restaurant.

The shooting happened last month at the Denver Diner near Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. The two men facing charges were arrested that same night inside the restaurant.

Since the 1960s people have been packing into the Denver Diner for a late night bite.

“(It’s) just crazy, every seat is packed, it’s loud,” a server who didn’t want to be identified said.

Apparently even bad guys.

“I’m up here taking cash and getting names and yelling at people,” the server said.

It was a ripple in the usual routine for the server. One minute she was calling out an order, and the next watching an arrest.

“They took the one guy out first, after I pointed the others out they came and took them also,” she said. “I was kind of in shock for a minute … especially when I found out what it was all over.”

Idus Marshall and Lamar Robertson (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Police say just minutes before their arrest, Idus Marshall and Lamar Robertson got into an argument with a woman who was saving a parking spot. The two got angry, pulled out guns and one even fired a shot. Then they went inside and ordered some food.

“I believe they had started eating,” the server said. “Really, these people are stupid. What are they doing over a parking spot? Then to come in and eat.”

Inside the suspects’ car police found guns and 40 rounds of ammunition.

“People get rowdy but nothing like this,” she said. “Generally when you shoot a gun at someone, you leave. I’m pretty sure that’s what people do.”

The woman in the parking lot wasn’t injured. Robertson faces a charge of felony menacing, but Marshall, the gunman, faces multiple charges that include attempted murder and attempted first-degree assault.


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