Police investigate ‘drive-by’
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
CARBONDALE, Colorado ” James Sheehan had just pulled into his driveway at his Carbondale home at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and parked his truck when the window behind his head exploded.
“I heard a, ‘pop, pop,'” Sheehan said.
The feeling of glass hitting him in the back of the head caused him to duck into his seat. The two fixed windows in his truck were gone and broken glass covered the vehicle’s interior.
Sheehan noticed a white station wagon vehicle driving away from his house, but said that he didn’t get a really good look at the vehicle.
“I don’t know how they could be that good of a shot driving down the road,” he said. “It should have hit me in the head.”
According to the Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, this is the second vehicle to have a window shot out in about a one-week period within the town of Carbondale.
Schilling said there was not much he could comment on because the investigation is ongoing. However, Sheehan said he believed the suspects used a pellet or “BB gun” to shoot out his windows. But he didn’t find any projectiles in a search of his vehicle after the incident.
Schilling confirmed that police are looking for a white Subaru station wagon but no other information was released.
The strange part of the situation was that it happened during daylight hours in the middle of the afternoon, Sheehan said. Thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured, Sheehan now hopes the police will find whomever is responsible.
“I hope they find them,” Sheehan said. “I don’t like being shot in the back of the head.”
Contact John Gardner: 384-9114
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Garfield County residents are “encouraged,” but not mandated, to continue wearing masks indoors and following other health-safety practices to keep the spread of COVID-19 in check.