Colorado crime spree caught on camera
Two suspects are in custody after carjackings, home invasions and a chase in Colorado. Most of it was caught by a television helicopter.
Police say it started as a traffic stop on Lookout Mountain. A man and woman inside a white Crown Victoria reported as a suspicious car. The officer took the driver's license and headed back to his car.
"When he went back to his car to start to run the name of that person, the white Crown Vic took off," said Jacki Kelley, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Police did not go after that driver. About 30 minutes later, police say the pair carjacked a Subaru with three people inside near Buffalo Bill's grave.
"The male and female got out of that white Crown Vic with weapons and took their car by force," said Kelley.
Not long after that, police say the suspects broke into a home, then stole a truck. It quickly crashed. The couple got out on foot. Police reported gunshots in the area. The female suspect was taken into custody, but the man kept going towards another home on Rockland Road.
"He finds way his into the house. I don't know if he broke in or went in through an unlocked door. He backed out of the garage taking out their garage door and stealing their Envoy," said Kelley.
It wasn't long before that envoy was stuck in the mud on a nearby highway.
"He makes his way out to I-70 where we know he points his rifle at multiple cars on I-70 stopping cars stopping traffic trying to carjack again," said Kelley.
With the help of a few good Samaritans along the roadway, that suspect was taken into custody. Police say he had a rifle and handgun on him.
The sheriff's department expressed thanks to the motorists who helped the deputy take the man into custody.