ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The suspect in the alleged shooting of his ex-girlfriend in south metro Denver Wednesday morning has been captured in New Mexico.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's investigators say Christopher Fields, 27, was arrested by New Mexico State Police near Raton, NM. at about 2:30 p.m.
Authorities in south metro Denver spent the day searching for a man they considered armed and dangerous after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said Anastaysia Glinisty was driving northbound on the exit ramp from I-25 approaching E. County Line Rd. at about 8 a.m. when she was approached by her ex-boyfriend.
Investigators say Fields allegedly stepped in front of her car and fired one shot through the windshield, hitting her.
She was able to drive to a nearby parking lot just off of Inverness Parkway and County Line Rd. to get help. Information about the woman's condition was not released Wednesday, other than she was expected to survive her injuries.
Witnesses say Fields left the area on a blue Kawasaki motorcycle.
A Mother's Pain
Fields had fled, and soon, at his mother’s home, her doorbell rang.
“I actually fell to my knees and I said to myself 'you knew this was coming, you’d been expecting this. You knew he was seething.'”
Joyce Fields says she no longer knows her son and so she keeps a picture of him as a youngster as a reminder of who he used to be.
“This is my son, right here this is my little boy,” Fields said holding his picture.
How that little boy found himself waiting on the I-25 and County Line on-ramp Wednesday for Anastaysia Glinisty’s car is something which his mother can only guess.
“He gave everything to her and it didn’t work out and it broke his heart. That’s what it was, a broken heart and he couldn’t get it out of his head.”
His mother says her heart is broken.
“My son is a good man. He is a broken soul. He has been a tortured person and he needs to get mental help. And now it will be in prison.”
Victim in Fear
FOX31 Denver uncovered pages and pages of documents showing just how afraid of Fields Glinisty was.
She had a restraining order against him and an active criminal case against him related to harassment and stalking.
There are allegations he would wait for his ex-girlfriend at the company where she worked. She was so scared, the company gave her the parking space nearest to the door.
Fields is being brought back to Colorado to face charges related to attempted first-degree murder.
Suspect's Arrest Record
Fields was arrested on Sept. 27, 2011 in Douglas County for felony intimidation, stalking and harassment. Shortly following that arrest, two related women -- ages 22 and 51 -- filed restraining orders against Fields. A judge granted orders of protection for the two on Nov. 11, 2011.
On June 15, 2012, Fields was arrested again for felony contempt of court, a charge that was related to the aforementioned stalking case.
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