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Monument PD looking for car burglary suspect who shot at homeowner

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 13:58:30-04

MONUMENT — The Monument Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a burglary suspect.

On Wednesday, at approximately 1:30 a.m., MPD officers responded to a report of "shots fired" in the 17000 block of Pawnee Valley Trail.

Upon arrival, officers found that a homeowner awoke to find a suspect inside of his vehicle in his driveway. When the homeowner went outside to confront the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the homeowner three times.

Police said all three shots missed the homeowner, but the suspect was able to flee the scene. After further investigation, MPD officers found numerous vehicles were burglarized in the Trails End Neighborhood in the hours preceding the shooting.

All the vehicles targeted were unlocked or showed no signs of forced entry. A 2016 Ford Escape was stolen from the 2000 block of Wagon Gap Trail, after the vehicle’s keys were found in an unlocked vehicle parked on the same property.

Monument Police Department is asking that residents of the Trails End and Pastimes Neighborhoods check security cameras and doorbell cameras for footage from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that may help them identify these criminals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greg Melikian at gmelikian@tomgov.org.