Fort Collins Police Make Arrest in Tuesday’s Drive-by Shooting
Drive by shootings are rare in Fort Collins and now police have made two arrests after yesterday's drive-by shooting near Laurel elementary.
21-year-old Blossom Eva Sanchez of Ault, CO and 22-year-old Luis Daniel Gomez of Fort Collins are under investigation for 3 counts of 1st degree assault and 3 counts of felony menacing.
It is alleged that the two got into a verbal confrontation with with one of victim’s of the drive-by shooting around 12:15 p.m. yesterday at Wal-Mart, 1250 E. Magnolia Street, and was observed throwing rocks at the victim in the parking lot before leaving the area in Sanchez’s vehicle, a 1998 Gold Mercury Sable.
Around 12:45 p.m. the victims observed a gold sedan driven by Sanchez at Elizabeth and Stover Streets. Words were again exchanged and Gomez allegedly exited the vehicle and fired 4 to 6 rounds from a .45 caliber handgun at the victims before leaving the area.
Sanchez’s vehicle was located leaving a mobile home park in the 4400 block of East Mulberry traveling eastbound on Highway 14. The vehicle was stopped near mile marker 151 and both suspects were detained, along with another 25 year-old male, and transported to the Fort Collins Police Department for questioning.
A search warrant was executed at Gomez’s home at 4412 E. Mulberry Street and a .45 caliber handgun was recovered.