Drive-by the result of an argument |

Drive-by the result of an argument

Greg Masse

Tuesday’s drive-by shooting at Elite Drywall south of Glenwood Springs apparently followed an argument between an employee of the drywall company and the suspected shooter, Jose Caraveo-Perez, police said Wednesday.

According to Garfield County Undersheriff Jim Sears, Caraveo-Perez worked as a subcontractor for Elite Drywall. At some point during the argument, Caraveo-Perez reportedly jumped into his truck, allegedly shot two rounds from a .25-caliber handgun in the general direction of the business and its employees, then sped off, Sears said.

It is not known what the argument was about.

Sears also said Wednesday that Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies found two shell casings somewhere outside the drywall business. The casings were sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday.

Caraveo-Perez was still being held at the Garfield County Jail at press time on a $25,000 bond.

The shooting was reported to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon. Nobody was hurt.

Less than an hour after the original report, Silt police had arrested the suspect.

Caraveo-Perez was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and felony menacing.

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