BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A former Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes football player now faces attempted first degree murder charges. Justin Bannan, 40, was arrested in Boulder on Wednesday afternoon after a shooting at a business called Black Lab Sports at 3550 Frontier Avenue.

Black Lab Sports in Boulder

Black Lab Sports in Boulder (credit: CBS)

Police documents indicate Bannan made statements about the Russian mafia being after him at the time of the shooting. He also had a rolled up $20 bill with cocaine residue on it.

Justin Bannan's mugshot

Boulder County authorities released Justin Bannan’s mug shot on Thursday (credit: Boulder County)

During his lengthy NFL career, Bannan had two short stints with the Broncos — in 2010 and 2012. He played at the University of Colorado between 1998 and 2001.

Justin Bannan of the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium in 2012

Justin Bannan of the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium in 2012 (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, a woman police say also worked in the same building as Bannan was shot in the arm. Her injuries are not life threatening.

Broncos defensive linemen Justin Bannan during a game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2010.

Broncos defensive linemen Justin Bannan during a game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2010. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Police say the shooting appeared to be random. According to court documents, the woman said to Bannan, “What the f—, you just shot me” and he replied “I’m sorry, the Russian Mafia is after me.”

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