Investigators say no evidence of firearm in latest window shattering incident along I-25

Side glass shattered south of Johnstown exit
Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 23:08:40-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- There has been another shattered window incident along Interstate 25 in Northern Colorado.

It happened around 8:24 this morning near mile marker 250, between the Johnstown and Berthoud exits.

Zane Magers told Denver7 that he was driving southbound on I-25 and had just passed another vehicle.

He said he was still in the passing lane and there was nothing but a cornfield on the right when his passenger side window shattered.

“The other driver stopped and said he saw the glass explode,” Magers said.

Magers called 911. A state trooper came out, checked the damage and took photographs.

“There was no evidence of a firearm,” said Trooper Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol.

Nor was there evidence of road debris. That’s what concerns Magers.

There have been dozens of shattered car windows cases in Northern Colorado. Authorities have attributed some of them to road debris.

There have also been several shooting incidents where drivers, a bicyclist and a pedestrian were all targeted by someone with a gun.

Two people were killed, one was seriously injured.

Cori Romero was hit in the neck on April 22, 2015, when a bullet was fired through her driver-side window, as she drove onto I-25 near Harmony Road. She survived.

On May 18, 2015, Windsor bicyclist John Jacoby was found shot to death near Weld County Roads 15 and 72.

On June 3, 2015, William Connole, Jr. was shot and killed on East First Street and St. Louis Avenue in Loveland.

Earlier that evening, the driver of an orange pickup shot at, but missed a motorcyclist, who was driving near Denver Avenue and Highway 34 in Loveland.

On September 13, the Banner Fort Collins medical Center on Lady Moon Driver reported that its building was struck by gunfire. There were people inside, but no one was hurt.

Also on September 13, shots were fired at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School on Turman Drive in Loveland. No one was at school at the time and no one was hurt.

The task force investigating the shootings said there is no connection between all six shootings but that the April and May shootings are related.

They also said the two June shootings, as well as the two September shootings are related.

The task force said it has received more than 5,100 tips and will continue to investigate as long as tips come in.

The task force said none of the reports of shattered or broken windows have been linked to the shootings under investigation.


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