By Jennifer McRae

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting another man inside a vehicle during an altercation. Isaac James Alvarado is facing several charges, including kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and felony menacing.

Isaac James Alvarado (credit: Jefferson County)

In the early morning hours of July 17, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a shooting that happened inside a moving vehicle near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Colfax Avenue. The female driver told investigators that she and two other males were driving from Black Hawk when the two male passengers began fighting. During the fight, one of the males, later identified as Alvarado, 26, shot the other.

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The driver told investigators that she was threatened and ordered by the suspect to drive around. They eventually dropped off the shooting victim outside a hospital. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.

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The suspect was later dropped off in a neighborhood where he ran away. The driver returned to the hospital and spoke with law enforcement.

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A warrant was issued for Alvarado and he was arrested on July 20 by the FBI Safe Streets Fugitive Task force and the Westminster SWAT team. He remains in custody and faces charges of second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, felony menacing and third-degree assault.

Jennifer McRae