GOLD, Colo. –
One person was killed and four seriously injured after a man intentionally drove a pickup truck through a crowd gathered outside a Colorado bar following a melee early Sunday morning, authorities said. know.
The 29-year-old driver and a 25-year-old passenger were arrested following the attack around 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the city of Golden west of Denver, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shortly before the attack, bouncers outside Rock Rest Lodge broke up the conflict between the two suspects and some of the victims, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office said the suspects boarded a pickup truck, backed out of a parking lot in front of the bar and intentionally drove into victims including bar staff, the sheriff’s office said. .
Deputies found a man unconscious and later pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office said four people were taken to a local hospital and three suffered minor injuries.
The suspects were stopped nearby after the attack and deputies took them into custody. The driver faces charges including first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault. The passenger, who owned the pickup truck, faces first-degree murder, second-degree assault woman and first-degree assault accessory.
Another passenger in the vehicle is not charged.
The name of the deceased victim was not immediately released.