Two men are being held on $5 million bond each after allegedly firing on police officers twice during a seven-hour chase that began in a Castle Rock Taco Bell at midnight Friday.
Clifford Galley, 23, of Northglenn and David Vasquez, 24, of Federal Heights were found hiding in a backyard in the Clarke Farms subdivision in Parker at about 7 a.m. Saturday.
Gwendolyn Devilbiss, 19, was wounded during the chase, but on Monday investigators still weren't sure who fired the shot that hit her. Devilbiss, whose hometown was listed as unknown, was stable in an area hospitalized, according to Castle Rock police.
The chain of events began at the Taco Bell on Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock, when detectives from Thornton and Northglenn approached the vehicle that Galley, Vasquez and Devilbiss were in to serve a felony arrest warrant on Galley. Someone inside the car allegedly fired shots at the officers and their car sped off.
Police said the men fired shots at officers again during an attempted road stop near North Crowfoot Valley Road and East Stroh Road in Parker. The trio then drove into the Clarke Farms neighborhood and ditched their vehicle.
Subdivision residents were urged to stay inside until the men were found the next morning.
Galley is facing seven counts of attempted first-degree murder on a peace officer, seven counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer and one count of felony menacing, in addition to the original outstanding warrants.
Vasquez is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and complicity.
Court records show Galley has an extensive arrest record in Adams County, including charges of menacing, assault, drugs and alcohol-related offenses since 2011. On Dec. 21 he was charged with assault on a police officer, eluding a police officer and criminal mischief in Northglenn. He was free on $100,000 bond, court records show.
The Northglenn and Thornton detectives and three Parker police officers involved in the shooting were put on paid leave, a standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, Castle Rock police said.
Castle Rock police are asking anyone with information about the events to call 720-733-3517 or send an e-mail to police@CRgov.com.
Anyone with information regarding events in the Parker area can call Parker police at 303-841-9800 or send and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.