WESTMINSTER, Colorado (CBS4) – A SWAT team is working to negotiate the surrender of Raymond Quintana, a man accused of pointing a gun at Thornton police on Friday after leading senior officials in a car chase. Investigators say Quintana has refused to leave the Edgewood Apartments on 69th and Stuart Streets in Westminster.
Westminster and Thornton police responded to the apartment complex at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers say Quintana was armed and injured in the incident on Friday.
The police evacuated the apartment complex and issued a protection order for the area. Quintana is wanted on multiple arrest warrants, including attempted first degree attacks on police officers, threatening crimes, exacerbated vehicle theft, evasion of crime, and break-in.
Quintana reportedly attempted to break into a coin operated machine at 9700 Welby Road on Friday. Police say he had a gun when officers arrived and he started in a vehicle and crashed it after a car chase near 115th & Colorado.
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Quintana was suspected of running away from the scene of the accident, running into people’s homes and stealing a jeep that was later found abandoned in another area. The police shot Quintana at one point during their pursuit, but it is not clear whether they hit him.
The manhunt led to school closings and a recommendation to stay in the neighborhood around 115th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
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Quintana’s criminal history spans multiple arrests in Denver from 2010 to 2018, including break-in, vehicle evasion, and assault. Anyone with information about the investigation is encouraged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867 – (720) 913-STOP or submit an online tip at metrodenvercrimestoppers.com/anonymous-tips.