Driver fires shots at po­lice dur­ing chase

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son

A man driv­ing a stolen car fired shots at pur­su­ing deputies Wed­nes­day be­fore he and a fe­male pas­sen­ger were ap­pre­hended.

Crip­ple Creek po­lice tried to stop a stolen ve­hi­cle about 1 p.m., ac­cord­ing to a Teller County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice news re­lease. The driver drove north on County Road 1. Just south of Ever­green Sta­tion, a deputy put stop sticks in the road to blow out the ve­hi­cle’s tires.

As the ve­hi­cle drove over the de­vice, the driver fired shots from a hand­gun at the deputy. The deputy was not hit, and the ve­hi­cle kept go­ing north and got on County Road 11, to­ward Guf­fey.

The driver con­tin­ued to shoot at pur­su­ing of­fi­cers, but the ve­hi­cle, with three flat tires, even­tu­ally came to a stop.

Austen Adams, 26, and Tara Lynn Kennedy Tarasi, 18, were taken into cus­tody.

A stolen semi-au­to­matic hand­gun was re­cov­ered from the ve­hi­cle.

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