Fountain Police arrest man and boy involved in multiple shootings, car chase, crash on Friday

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Courtesy of Fountain PD

This article has been updated.

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Through an anonymous tip, Fountain Police located the white Nissan and the man driving the car involved in multiple shootings, car chase, and crash on Friday.

The man arrested was 20-year-old Jeremiah Madrid of Pueblo, according to Fountain Police. He was charged with: attempted second-degree murder, felony eluding, along with multiple other felonies. A 17-year-old boy, who is on parole, was also arrested and charged with the same crimes.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone believes they were victims of crimes related to the black Toyota Camry or white Nissan Maxima, please contact the Fountain Police Department.

Around 4:20 p.m., officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to the area of Hurley Drive and Cedar Chase Drive for reports of a shooting. Witnesses reported drivers of two separate cars were in a verbal argument and began shooting at each other. Both cars and the occupants had left the scene before officers arrived.

According to police, the first car was described as an older model, black Toyota, and the second car was described as a newer model, white Nissan Altima or Maxima.

While officers were still on scene at Hurley Drive and Cedar Chase Drive, reports of another shooting at Walmart, located at 6310 South Highway 85. The car and suspects in the Walmart shooting matched the description of the black Toyota, and its occupants, from the Hurley Drive and Cedar Chase Drive shooting.

The black Toyota left the area of Walmart and was located a short time later traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 85 at Duckwood Road. Officers attempted to stop the car. However, the car continued south on Highway 85 for approximately two miles. Officers performed a tactical car maneuver, on the suspect car, on the southbound on-ramp to I-25 from South Santa Fe Ave, disabling the suspect car.

One man and one boy were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the same black Toyota failed to yield to a Fountain Police Officer the day before. It was also discovered the two suspects in custody were involved in a car break-in earlier on Friday in Security/Widefield where firearms were stolen.

Officers are still trying to locate the white Nissan sedan involved in the shooting at Hurley Drive and Cedar Chase Drive.  To our knowledge there are no known injuries to anyone involved. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Fountain Police Department at (719) 390-5555.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or www.crimestop.net. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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