CIA Contractor Due In Colo. Court For Parking Lot Fight
Raymond Davis Accused Of Assault Outside Bagel Shop
7:18 AM, Dec 15, 2011
A CIA contractor involved in a fatal shootout in Pakistan is due in court on Thursday in a separate case in Colorado, where a judge will determine whether there's enough evidence to place him on trial on assault charges stemming from a fight over a parking space. Raymond Davis, 37, of Highlands Ranch, is charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with a fight outside an Einstein Bros. bagel shop Oct. 1. He's accused of causing a vertebrae fracture and other injuries to Jeffrey Maes."He literally parked his car behind me and started shouting at me and I says, 'You need to relax.' And he got out of the car," the victim, Jeff Maes, told 7NEWS in an exclusive interview. "When I got hit, I went back, I hit my back straight on the concrete and then, I don't know, I must've got up. I looked, he's standing there and I got up to defend myself and started again."Maes said his daughters, ages 6 and 8, cried after witnessing the fight, but Maes didn't learn until afterward that his alleged attacker also worked for the CIA."I thought to myself, 'He's a pretty tough guy.' I guess I'm somewhat grateful there's five men that broke it up," Maes said.Davis was jailed in a Pakistani prison on Jan. 27, after he shot and killed two Pakistani men as he sat in his car.Davis said he shot the two men in self-defense as they tried to rob him in late January. He claimed the two men attacked him as he drove through a busy Lahore neighborhood.He was charged with two counts of murder in March and then released after the families of the two Pakistanis he killed pardoned him in exchange for $2.3 million in compensation, or "blood money."The shooting remains under investigation by U.S. authorities.