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Police: Windsor drive-by shooting suspect arrested following Weld County pursuit

Kyle Bertsch pickup truck
Posted at 8:29 PM, Mar 28, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-29 17:56:37-04

WINDSOR, Colo. — A Windsor drive-by shooting suspect was arrested following a pursuit in Weld County, the Windsor Police Department announced.

The driver of a pickup truck allegedly fired four to seven rounds at a building in the 600 block of Gyrfalcon Drive just before 3 p.m. Thursday. People in the building at the time and a worker was also outside when the shooting began, but no one was injured. The building and several vehicles sustained minor damage, according to Windsor police.

Around 3:39 p.m., two motorists traveling near the Intersand America Corp. building on WCR 23 near Eastman Park Dr. reported that a man in a similar pickup truck brandished a firearm at them, Windsor police said.

The department connected the license plate to Kyle Bertsch, 39, of Windsor. He was spotted by Severance Police Department officers, who initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit lasted nearly an hour and involved officers from Severance, Eaton and Ault police departments, Windsor PD said. Several law enforcement vehicles were reportedly damaged during the pursuit.

Bertsch's truck eventually became disabled in a field in unincorporated northern Weld County and he was taken into custody, according to Windsor police. He was booked into the Weld County Jail for attempted second-degree murder, two counts of menacing, reckless endangerment, violation of a protection order and possession of weapons by a previous offender. His bond was set at $5 million for the Windsor charges, and is being held on bond in several cases from other agencies, Windsor police said.

The investigation remains ongoing.

A shelter-in-place was issued for the first incident but has since been lifted.

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