Shots fired in north Rifle on Thursday, no injuries

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Shots were fired into the ground in Rifle on Thursday morning, according to a Rifle Police Department news release.

At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, Garfield County Dispatch received a call of shots fired. Rifle Police and Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call at a business in the 2000 block of Railroad Avenue. 

Witnesses at the scene identified the suspected shooter as Abel Domingues-Banderas, according to the release. Witnesses stated Domingues-Banderas fired two rounds into the ground and left the area.

Officers were able to make contact with Domingues-Banderas in north Rifle, and he was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Garfield County Jail. At this time he is being charged with Felony Menacing, Prohibited Use of a Weapon and Domestic Violence, according to the release.

No one was injured in the isolated incident, and there is no ongoing threat to the community. 

“This case remains under investigation. All suspects are considered innocent until adjudicated guilty in a court of law,” the release states.

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