This joint press release from the Parker and Castle Rock PD answers a few questions about the car chase and shooting through both cities over the weekend.
Charges filed against three suspects in weekend car chase through Castle Rock and Parker
Castle Rock and Parker police are asking for the public’s help in investigating a pursuit that started in Castle Rock and ended in Parker.
Around midnight Friday, Castle Rock police responded to a 911 call at the Taco Bell on Plum Creek Parkway in south Castle Rock on reports of a crash in the drive-through, followed by shots fired.
Detectives from Thornton and Northglenn police departments were attempting to contact a fugitive with several warrants at the Castle Rock Taco Bell. The contact resulted in a vehicle chase through Castle Rock, which ended Saturday morning in Parker.
Officers from various law enforcement agencies again tried to stop the vehicle in the Crowfoot Valley Road and Stroh Road area, and the suspect again fired at officers. The suspect vehicle continued to the area of Clarke Farms subdivision, where the suspects dumped the vehicle and fled the area on foot.
Two suspects were taken into custody:
- Clifford Galley “CJ”, 12/20/1989; last known address was in Northglenn
- David Vasquez, 5/3/1988, last known address was in Federal Heights
Person of interest:
- Gwendolyn Devilbiss, 10/4/1993, last known address is unknown at this time
Galley and Vasquez are each being held in Douglas County Detention Facility on $5 million bond. Devilbiss was shot during the pursuit and is in stable condition at an area hospital. At this point in the investigation, it is unknown who shot Devilbiss.
The Northglenn and Thornton police officers and three Parker police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administration leave, as per standard police policy and procedure. Their names will not be released at this time.
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler personally appeared in court today, seeking $2 million and $3 million bond on defendants Vasquez and Galley respectively. Citing a “clear risk to public safety,” Brauchler laid out the allegations against the defendants. Magistrate Robert Lung set a bond of $5 million on each defendant. Defendants are scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Douglas County for filing of charges against them. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Parker & Castle Rock Police have filed the following charges:
- Galley: Seven counts attempted first degree murder on a peace officer, seven counts first degree assault on a peace officer and one count felony menacing and outstanding warrants.
- Vasquez: One count attempted first degree murder of a peace officer and complicity.
This is an ongoing investigation and more charges are expected to be filled.
This is a lengthy and complex investigation with multiple crime scenes. Mug shots are not currently being released. No additional information is available at this time.