Man accused of shooting into home of state trooper taken into custody

DENVER -- A man suspected of shooting into a window of the home of a Colorado State Patrol trooper was taken into custody early Tuesday morning.

The suspect and his girlfriend had been tracked by cellphones since the shooting about 9 a.m. Monday in the 18600 block of East Ridge Road in Cedaredge on the Western Slope, the Delta County Sheriff's Office said.

They were found at the Motel 6 at 12020 East 39th Avenue in Denver.

A SWAT team entered a room about 4 a.m. where the man and his girlfriend were taken into custody without shots fired. No one was injured.

The suspect, 21-year-old Donovan Simka, got into an argument with family members when he was asked to leave the property, the sheriff's office said.

He then is accused of firing a shot into the nearby house of the state trooper. Simka fled before deputies could arrive, the sheriff's office said.

Warrants were issued against Simka for felony menacing, prohibited use of a firearm, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a felon and shooting from a roadway, the sheriff's office said.

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