DENVER – A report released Monday shows Denver Police officers searched a drug suspect repeatedly before he opened fire at them after his arrest.
Denver Police say the suspect, 32-year-old Isaac Vigil, was being transported to the police station in handcuffs when he pulled a gun from the crack of his buttocks and fired at officers. The report released by the Denver District Attorney says Vigil fired at officers twice before his gun jammed.
According to court documents, Denver Police Narcotics detectives arrested Vigil on May 14 in a McDonald’s parking lot after seeing him smoke meth. Vigil was busted for possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon from Adams County.
Police had called for a uniformed officer in a patrol car to assist them during the arrest because Vigil was “violent and aggressive behavior.” The officers needed a car that had a cage in the back to transport Vigil.