Suspect in crime spree is police officer's son

8:58 PM, Nov 20, 2008   |    comments
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Brandin Kreuzer, 19, faces an attempted first-degree murder charge. Douglas County investigators believe he and Taylor Moudy, 19, took part in a wild shootout with deputies on June 28. The deputy, much like Kevin Kreuzer, was able to return to work after recovering from the injuries.

On Wednesday, Castle Rock Police Chief Tony Lane said the two teenagers were also responsible for one of the biggest crime sprees his county had seen in quite some time. The two were arrested on Tuesday after months of investigative work.

Investigators believe in late May and early June the two teens stole cars, broke into homes, walked into a Castle Rock convenience store armed and wearing military-style fatigues, and led police on a pair of pursuits. They say the last pursuit resulted in that shootout.

Officer Kevin Kreuzer is currently part of Mayor John Hickenlooper's security detail. He is currently declining all interview requests according to Denver Mayor's Office spokesperson Sue Cobb.

In January 2004 he was shot in the bicep during a traffic stop on West Colfax.

"I'm just very thankful to be here today," he told reporters the day after the shooting.

His son will be formally charged next week. On Wednesday, a Douglas County judge set his bond at $3 million.

Moudy was arrested in Boulder where he is currently a student at the University of Colorado. His bond was set at $2 million.

"We knew (Brandin Kreuzer and Moudy) were potentially very dangerous not only to law enforcement officers on traffic stops but also to the citizens (in Douglas County)," said Chief Lane on Wednesday.

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