Search continues for armed carjacking suspect in Arvada

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ARVADA, Colo. — Police are still searching for a male accused of firing shots at officers after he fled the scene of an armed carjacking.

A shelter-in-place was lifted Saturday night, even though the suspect was not located. Arvada Police tweeted that they feel the community is safe.

Police say the male is believed to be in his mid-30s. He stands about 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in all black clothing and carried a black handgun.

The incident began about 7:44 p.m. with an armed carjacking in the 5900 block of West 68th Avenue and Depew Street, according to Julie Glynn, an Arvada Police detective.

Arvada Police say a silver SUV pulled up into the victim's driveway and one man got out and started walking between the victim's vehicles. When the victim confronted him, the suspect pointed a gun at him and ordered him to the ground before stealing the keys to a Dodge pickup from his pocket.

Responding police located the vehicle, a gold Dodge Ram pickup truck, at West 58th Avenue and Kipling Street. Police chased the truck until it crashed into multiple vehicles in the area of Ralston Road and Kipling Pkwy. During the pursuit, officers heard what they think were gunshots coming from the truck on at least two occasions.

Crystal Trujillo

After crashing, a female was taken into custody  but the male fled on foot and hasn't been located.

The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Crystal Trujillo. She's being held in the Jefferson County jail on aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, and felony menacing charges.

There were no injuries reported in the shooting or the crash.



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