Shooting suspects' car gets stuck on train tracks, but trio flees before train smashes into car
Last Updated: 42 days ago
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Two men and a woman suspected in a Sunday night shooting in Commerce City were nearly run over when their car became stuck on the train tracks as they were fleeing from police.
The trio bailed out of their black Toyota sedan just before the Burlington Northern train struck the vehicle, police said. No one was hurt.
Commerce City police set up a perimeter around the tracks near the 8400 block of Highway 2 and began searching for the suspects. The suspects were soon arrested and taken into custody.
They have not been identified. Police located a 9mm handgun in a nearby ditch.
Investigators believe they were involved in a shooting near a soccer field just west of Gala Gardens.
The shooting was first reported at 11:23 p.m. near East 83rd Avenue and Rosemary Street. When officers arrived in the area, that's when they saw the black sedan take off going east on East 84th Avenue.
The driver of the Toyota drove off the road and attempted to drive over the railroad tracks on Highway 2. The vehicle became high-centered on the tracks and that's when they fled, police said.
No victims from the shooting have been located. The investigation is ongoing.
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