The man officials believe is responsible for two shootings, one of which involved police, was charged by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Monday.
Andrew Reineke, 27, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of first-degree assault for the events that occurred on Aug. 3, according to a news release from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
On Aug. 3, while responding to a shooting that killed one man, Commerce City Police officers were involved in a shootout.
Officers were dispatched to the 7100 block of Grape Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. that day for a shots fired call. According to Commerce City Police Chief Clint Nichols, when officers got there, they found a man injured from multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead.
While on the scene, two officers were speaking with a man in an alley when another man began shooting. That’s when officers returned fire.
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A police officer was grazed by a bullet, leaving a hole on his sleeve but not injuring him. Reineke was taken to the hospital for a bullet wound after six police officers returned fire.
The original shooting killed a 65-year-old Commerce City resident.
Reineke is also charged with three counts of menacing and a crime of violence. His next scheduled court appearance is on Oct. 15.
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