The suspect, Chase Brassard, allegedly approached the driver of a parked motor vehicle exterior Jones Hall all over 8 p.m. that evening, flashed a gun and requested the driver to shift into the other seat. The driver was ready to pick up a family member.
Law enforcement say Brassard reported to have then entered the motor vehicle and consider off at significant speeds down the street, away from the college.
Racing by way of Durango northbound, courtroom documents point out Brassard started to convey suicidal ideas to the operator of the motor vehicle will driving, and he fired off a shot from the gun.
When the motor vehicle obtained trapped on the Durango Silverton Slender Gauge tracks, the carjacking reportedly ended. Law enforcement say Brassard then walked along the tracks with the operator of the motor vehicle right before having off in different instructions. The operator then flagged down support.
Brassard faces rates second-diploma kidnapping, aggravated theft, menacing, possession of weapon by earlier offenders, and aggravated motor motor vehicle theft. His bail is established at $50,000.
Following the incident, Fort Lewis University reminded students to continue to keep their automobiles locked and be informed.