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Rumors spread following shootout, chase in Denver's Harvey Park South neighborhood

Rumors spread following shootout, chase in Denver's Harvey Park South neighborhood
Shootout in Denver's Harvey Park South neighborhood
Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 18:17:10-04

DENVER — A Denver neighborhood found itself in the middle of what some residents described as a scene straight out of a movie last Wednesday, and police still won't confirm what happened.

It started shortly after 5 p.m. in the Harvey Park South neighborhood when home surveillance cameras began capturing the sounds of multiple gunshots followed by two speeding vehicles.

"I was coming back going into the garage, and I heard a 'pop, pop' and then a rapid succession of 'pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,'" homeowner Mike Dietz said Tuesday, nearly a week after the incident.

He quickly realized what the sounds were.

"Kind of reminded me of being back in combat again," he said.

Video shows the shootout and chase between an SUV and a sedan continuing down S. Wolff Street and onto W. Hamilton Place. The driver of the SUV is seen losing control and crashing into a pole as a passenger in the sedan leans out and continues shooting.

It happened so quickly some neighbors weren't sure what was going on.

"My son came out and is like, 'Mom, sounds like someone's firing fireworks outside.' I looked at the cameras and I was like, 'That's not fireworks, that's gunshots,'" neighbor Samantha Balmer-Davis said.

No one was hurt, neighbors say, but the flying bullets damaged multiple cars, including Dietz's and Balmer-Davis's.

"Next step is to take it to a collision center and see if they'll accept the estimate," Dietz said.

The Denver Police Department has turned the case over the DA’s office following the arrest of a driver and passenger in the car where the shots originated from.

According to the arrest complaints, 21-year-old Kevin Garrido and 20-year-old Carlos Hernandez Carsi have been charged in the case.

Police say the two began shooting at another vehicle following a road rage incident. They say the chase and shooting went on through the neighborhood for six blocks before the driver being chased crashed into a pole.