Shots fired after 18-year-old tries to escape Lookout Mountain Youth Services facility

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GOLDEN, Colo. (KDVR) — The Golden Police Department says an 18-year-old at the Lookout Mountain Youth Services facility tried to escape on Wednesday morning.

It happened before at 6:22 a.m. at 2901 Ford Street on the west side of the facility near the maintenance center.

The Golden Police Department said two or three people, believed to be men and dressed in black, threw an orange rope and a bag of rocks over the fence.

The 18-year-old, identified later as Ernesto Ontiveros, tried to run toward the fence while he was being transferred from a housing unit to the dining hall.

GPD said a staff member was able to tackle Ontiveros before he escaped.

The three men who threw the rope over the fence were in a gold Lexus, according to GPD. FOX31 News has been told the shots were fired from this vehicle, but the men were able to get away before being caught.

There were two shell casings recovered near where the vehicle was parked but no injuries were reported.

Since this happened Ontiveros has been booked into the Jefferson County Jail on one charge of attempted escape.

According to state officials, Ontiveros was in custody for attempted murder. He’d been at the facility since he was 14 in October of 2017.

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