Report of gun in Edwards leads to felony charges
December 8, 2016
EAGLE COUNTY — Four men have been charged with felonies after an incident involving a BB gun in Edwards on Monday night.
Late Monday evening, local law enforcement responded to 32700 US Highway 6 in Edwards on the report of an intoxicated male party who had allegedly pulled a gun on his roommate.
The reporting parties informed deputies that there were actually four intoxicated males in a room at the residence. One of the roommates asked the intoxicated group to quiet down, at which point one of the suspects pulled a revolver and pointed it at his roommate, threatening him, according to the report. Another suspect threatened to stab the roommates with a knife he was holding, police said.
While securing the scene, deputies were able to observe the suspects inside the residence. They could see that two of the suspects were playing with what appeared to be a revolver, pointing and dry firing the gun at the walls to adjoining rooms and holding it to one another’s heads. As a safety precaution all other occupants of the residence where safely removed by law enforcement until the situation could be contained.
After the other occupants were removed, law enforcement made contact with the suspects and placed them in custody. It was later determined that the revolver was a CO2-operated BB gun. The replica revolver, until a closer inspection was made, appeared to be a real firearm and law enforcement responded accordingly in order to ensure the safety of the community.
All four suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Eagle County Detention Facility.
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