ARVADA, Colo. - Arvada police have identified a suspect who died during a police shooting last weekend along with a second suspect who's been arrested in connection with a related attempted homicide.
Police on Monday identified the deceased suspect as 23-year-old Igor Skorev. The other suspect, Maksim Khamov, 23, was being held on investigation of attempted first-degree murder in the Jefferson County Jail. His bond was set at $500,000.
The incident began about 2 a.m. Saturday when police received a 911 call that someone in vehicle had fired shots at four people traveling in another car in near 66th Avenue and Iris Street in Arvada.
Officers learned that three men and a woman had been drinking at The Hoffbrau bar in Westminster near 88th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard when they got into an argument with another customer.
The four people left and began driving home when they noticed they were being followed by a silver Audi, Arvada police said. The victims said the Audi pulled alongside their vehicle and a passenger in the Audi opened fire with a gun.
None of the four victims were hurt, although at least one bullet hit the vehicle, police said.
Police spotted a vehicle matching the description of the Audi at about 4 a.m. and patrol cars cornered the vehicle at 72nd Avenue and Miller Street.
Police said the Audi turned down Miller, which is a dead-end street, then the driver turned around began driving at the police cars. Two officers opened fire, but the Audi was able to get past the officers and leave the area, according to Jill McGranahan, spokeswoman for the Arvada Police Department.
The Audi was found about 40 minutes later at 62nd Avenue and Dover Street. The Audi passenger, Skorev, was dead and the driver, Khamov, was found with cuts from broken glass, McGranahan said.
Officers also recovered a handgun from the car that police believe was used in the attempted homicide of the four people traveling in the other car, McGranahan said.
"We're investigating this as an officer-involved shooting, so we're operating under the premise that, although we don't have the ballistics (testing) back or the autopsy (completed), we're investigating it as an officer-involved shooting," McGranahan said.
Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Under standard operating, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. The Arvada police will also conduct an internal review following the CIRT investigation to ensure officers followed department policies and procedures, McGranahan said.