Authorities arrest 2 after Glenwood Springs officer shooting

6:51 AM, Aug 6, 2007   |    comments
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The Sheriff's Office says it obtained information Sunday that 20-year-old Sergio "Smokey" Ramirez was one of two men who were present when a Glenwood Springs Police officer was shot.

Officers with the Glenwood Springs Police Department arrested him and took him to the Garfield County Jail. He is being held on $1 million bond.

A man wanted for questioning in the incident, 18-year-old Anthony "Speedy" Villegas, was taken into custody on Saturday. Detectives planned to interview him Sunday night.

At around 11 p.m. on July 29, a Glenwood Springs Police officer was doing a visual check of a storage area just south of the Glenwood Springs Airport. The officer saw a person jump off the fence and then noticed two men walking away from him, according to police.

After asking the men to stop several times, one of the men turned and fired multiple shots at the officer. One round hit him in the chest. Police say the officer avoided any life-threatening injuries because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

The suspects are described as Hispanic men, both 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 155 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. One of the men was wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black and white Adidas tennis shoes. The other man was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and lace-up boots.

On August 2, investigators released a composite sketch of one of the two men involved in the shooting. A spokesperson for the Garfield County Sheriff's Office told 9NEWS on August 3 that investigators believe Villegas is the man in the sketch.

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