Suspect denies he shot at officers

9:47 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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Denver Police arrested Larry Gomez, 34, Friday after a high speed chase and foot pursuit. He is accused of shooting at a Denver police officer and Westminster officer during two separate traffic stops last week.

Gomez has a lengthy criminal history. He said he was running from police Friday because he violated his parole.

"It ain't what they think it is," he said through a video conferencing system at the jail. "I was on the run for parole. I'm guilty of all that. That was it. That's the reason I didn't stop for them right there." 

"They're saying something about some other sh**. I don't know what they're talking about," Gomez said.

Denver Police say they had enough information to arrest Gomez for shooting at their officers last Tuesday morning. Westminster says its officer identified Gomez as well.

"Were you pulled over by Denver and Westminster last week?" Crime and Justice Reporter Anastasiya Bolton asked Gomez. "No I wasn't," he replied. "I was not pulled over at all. I got pulled over Friday night, and I got caught."

Over the years, Gomez has been arrested by multiple local jurisdictions for various crimes.

He casually talked about serving time for burglary, robbery and car theft. But he said he has never assaulted a police officer.

"It wasn't me. It was not me," Gomez said. "If they suspect me, why do they have me guilty? Why are they beating me up? I don't even know what's going on. They just beat the dog sh** out of me."

Denver police said if Gomez believes excessive force was used, he can file a formal complaint with internal affairs.

Westminster told 9NEWS it has applied for an arrest warrant for Gomez for assaulting a peace officer and first degree attempted murder.

Gomez is expected in court Tuesday. He has not been formally charged.

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