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Adams County chase ends with arson fire, officials say

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 12:33:38-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A chase in Adams County on Tuesday morning ended with an arson fire, authorities said.

Two buildings caught fire on a property near 156th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

Deputies were called to a home at the property about 8:30 p.m., where there was a disturbance between relatives, authorities said. Deputies saw the suspect driving away and chased the drive into Dacono and near Fort Lupton before the chase ended up back at the home in Adams County.

At that point, the suspect drove into a garage, and deputies then saw fire and smoke coming out of the garage. Deputies told the suspect to exit the garage and then saw the man holding a rifle, authorities said.

At some point during the exchange, the deputies heard gunshots fired, but no one was struck. The suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, came out of the garage and was taken into custody.

Fire crews appeared to have the two fires under control by 9:10 a.m., though heavy smoke was still billowing from one building. Earlier, flames could be seen coming from both buildings — one that appeared to be a home and the other that appeared to be a work building.