Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting in Frisco Monday night
The suspect implicated in an officer-involved shooting in the Whole Foods Market parking lot in Frisco Monday night has been identified as 33-year-old Derek Baker of Loveland, District Attorney Bruce Brown said.
Brown said that Baker has been initially charged with a felony count of attempted vehicular assault, along with misdemeanor charges of menacing, eluding and disorderly conduct. Brown noted that as details continue to emerge from the altercation, the charges could be modified in the coming days. The District Attorney’s Office typically has seven days to file charges, but Brown said they might ask for an extension.
“Because of the complexity of this case, the likelihood is there will be numerous interviews and forensic testing,” said Brown. “This type of incident takes several weeks to reach final conclusions. We’ll look at if from every possible perspective, and we will file charges in a fashion that reflects those determinations.”
Brown said that Baker was shot in the arm, and was later evaluated at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center before being released to law enforcement officials.
Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman said that he couldn’t comment in detail about an ongoing investigation, but said that the officer who discharged his or her firearm has been placed on leave pending the investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
A CBI spokesperson said that investigations into officer-involved shootings typically involve a number of witness interviews and forensic examinations of the scene, a process that can take days or weeks.