Pickup truck driver fires shots out of window, slams patrol cars on Lookout Mountain

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Investigators are trying to locate the driver of a pickup truck after deputies say he fired shots and slammed it into two patrol cars on Lookout Mountain on Monday morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released images of the truck as well as body camera video of a deputy warning people to get back as the truck approaches.

The sheriff's office said a homeowner first reported the truck firing rounds out of the truck, one of which hit a house, about 9 a.m. Monday on Lookout Mountain Road between Buffalo Bill's Grave and Windy Saddle.

When a deputy approached a red truck fitting the description, he said the driver rammed into the patrol vehicle and sped off. Another deputy reported the truck sideswiping his patrol vehicle.

The chase was called off after the driver made brazen maneuvers to evade the deputies and the pursuit became too dangerous.

"I don’t know what to think because it seems as if he has some issues he has to deal with and I hope he doesn’t come back here to deal with them anymore," resident Katie Koakley said.

"I am surprised I didn’t see anything because I was here all day Monday and didn’t hear anything," Eric Oberg said.

The driver is described as a white or Hispanic male with black hair, a slender face with a mustache and approximately 18 to 23 years old.

The front passenger is described as a white or Hispanic female with long black hair and approximately 16 to 20 years old.

The rear passenger is described as a white female approximately 15 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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