Affidavit: Man Shoots At Woman Over Parking Space

Men Threatened To Run Over Victim Holding Parking Space For Mother-In-Law, Police Say

Two men in a Mercedes Benz so wanted a parking spot that a woman was holding for a relative at the Denver Diner that they threatened to run her over before one of them fired a shot at her, police said.

The men got their parking space and strolled inside the diner, but they never had a chance to eat.

Surveillance video obtained by 7NEWS showed the men sitting at the diner counter when at least eight police officers swarmed into the eatery and handcuffed the pair.

"They came in. They ordered," said diner manager Kosta Skordos. "And right as soon as they got their food the police officers came in and arrested them.”

The accused shooter, Idus Marshall, 26, was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing with a handgun, illegally discharging a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and using a weapon in a violent crime, according to court records.

The Mercedes driver, Lamar Robertson IV, 27, was arrested on a charge of felony menacing with a weapon, records show.

Police said the incident happened about 2:05 a.m. April 15 in the parking lot of the diner at 740 W. Colfax Ave.

The 31-year-old woman told police she was standing in the parking space when a black Mercedes pulled up with three men in it and they told her to move.

The woman tried to explain that she was holding the spot for her mother-in-law, according to court records obtained by 7NEWS.

Both Marshall and Robertson "became upset and, after telling the victim to move or they would run her over, pulled out handguns, then pointed them at (the woman) and told her to move," according to a police statement supporting a search warrant for the Mercedes.

Marshall then fired a shot at the woman, police said.

"The bullet narrowly missed (the woman) and struck the exterior wall of the Denver Diner," the affidavit said.

Skordos said nothing like this has ever happened at the popular family-owned diner.

“I don’t know what went through their minds when they did this, but it is just crazy," Skordos said. "We’re usually a safe environment."

Police recovered one spent shell in the parking lot, the affidavit said. An officer looked into the Mercedes and spotted a handgun in plain view on the floor in front of the passenger seat.

Police impounded the Mercedes, obtained a search warrant and recovered two .40-caliber handguns, bullet magazines and 29 bullets from the car, the affidavit said.

Robertson is free on $50,000 bond. Court records show Marshall is also free on bond, but the amount was not known Wednesday.

Neither Marshall nor Robertson have prior adult arrest records in Colorado.

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