Man with shotgun allegedly threatens people in Eagle-Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado –Police were called when a man allegedly threatened people with a double-barrel, 12-gauge shotgun at an Eagle-Vail residence on April 12. It was reported that there had been a scuffle over bringing too many people over to the house for a poker party.
When police arrived, they saw a man sitting on the front deck with his head down and instructed him to go back inside the residence. The man said he couldn’t because the gun was sitting by the front door. The officers asked the man where the suspect was and the man said he didn’t know.
One of the deputies saw the barrel of a gun pointing upwards as they moved toward the front door. An officer gave loud verbal commands to put the gun down and come out. The person holding the gun complied and walked out the front door. The 23-year-old male matched the description of the suspect and he was detained for questioning.
The person who had called police, a 48-year-old man, said the suspect had come back to his house with the gun, stood at the front door and yelled, “What’s up now?” The man said he escaped out the back door and called police from a neighbor’s house.
Other witnesses told police the suspect had also threatened all of them by waving the gun back and forth, stating if they had a problem with what he was trying to do he would shoot them, too.
A criminal history check revealed the suspect had a felony conviction on his record as an adult, which made it a crime for him to possess a firearm. He was charged for five counts of felony menacing, felon in possession of a firearm and prohibited use of a weapon.