November 11, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Deputies investigate early morning shooting on the Boulder Turnpike
Early this morning the driver's window of a vehicle was shot out by a passing motorist
Superior, Colo. - Just before 6:00 a.m. this morning, the sheriff's office was notified by a motorist that a window in his early 2000's white Chevy truck had been blown out while he was driving Boulder-bound on the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36). The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 44-year-old Westminster man, was driving between the Flatirons Crossing and McCaslin exits when a vehicle pulled up next to him and his driver's side window shattered. The suspect vehicle was described as an older white Toyota or Honda sedan.
Deputies subsequently met the man to investigate the shattered window. Deputies determined that a gun had been discharged at the vehicle after locating a corresponding bullet hole. The motive for the shooting is unknown and remains under investigation.
Anyone in the area who may have witnessed the altercation between the early 2000's model white Chevy truck and the older model white Toyota or Honda sedan is asked to call Detective Jeff Pelletier at (303) 441-3635. If anyone has information but would like to remain anonymous, please contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit their website. Those who provide information leading to the identification of a suspect could be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.
The case number associated with this investigation is 16-6963.
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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer