Man arrested in ‘random’ Arapahoe County incident involving marijuana, shooting

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A Denver man has been arrested on gun and marijuana charges in connection to a shooting Monday that is being described as random, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded about 8 a.m. to the 14700 block of East Aberdeen Avenue on a report of a criminal mischief.

A homeowner reported that a man, identified as 43-year-old Trevor Cecchettini, was stabbing tires on a boat trailer parked in his driveway and claimed he owned the street.

When the homeowner confronted the man, the suspect charged at him, the sheriff’s office said. The homeowner went inside and retrieved a gun.

Cecchettini, who reportedly was armed with a knife and a handgun, tried to break into the home, the sheriff’s office said. The homeowner, fearful for his life, fired two rounds through the door, hitting Cecchettini at least once.

Cecchettini fired several shots toward the homeowner, who was not hit, the sheriff’s office said. Cecchettini fled the area in a silver vehicle and was stopped in the 15000 block of East Orchard Road by a deputy responding to the call.

Cecchettini was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. During the investigation, deputies discovered about 2 pounds of marijuana they believe Cecchettini brought to the area.

Deputies found knife damage to the trailer tires, and recovered a gun and a knife.

Cecchettini was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a firearm, felony menacing and marijuana charges, and was taken to the Arapahoe County Detention Facility on Tuesday.

Investigators do not believe there is any connection between the homeowner and Cecchettini.

Cecchettini is being held on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.


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