* (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) *
Broomfield, Colorado — On September 29, 2022, the Denver Police Department Fugitive Unit sought 25-year-old Anthony Lainez in connection with the investigation of a homicide in Denver. Lainez had outstanding warrants for his arrest, and the Fugitive Unit was engaged in physical and electronic surveillance to locate and apprehend him. The DA’s office said detectives watched Lainez leave the home with a woman, and drive off in a white Ford Edge with temporary New Mexico tags. The woman was identified as Sky Toya. Broomfield Police Department officers, who had been called in for backup and tried to stop Lainez but he drove around them and took off.
Lainez was heading south on Sheridan in a white Ford Edge when he turned left and got into a crash with a blue Ford Explorer, police said. Lainez got out of his car after it spun out. He tried to get into the car of another driver who had stopped after witnessing the crash. Lainez got in the front passenger’s seat and Toya hopped in the back passenger’s side. Lainez held a gun to the driver’s ribs and told him to “go” but the driver pulled the keys out of the ignition and tried to escape. Lainez grabbed the driver and pulled him back into the car. Undercover Denver detectives in police tactical gear. Detective James Waidler ran up to the Corolla while yelling at Lainez to show his hands. He described that Lainez appeared to be holding the victim as a shield.
Denver Detective Jay Lopez arrived moments after Detective Waidler. Lopez drove his truck near the Corolla to distract Lainez, got out, and ran up to the front quarter panel of the Corolla to break the windshield with the muzzle of his rifle. Lainez pulled out a gun and shot Lopez in the neck. Lopez shot at Lainez while dropping to the ground. During that shootout, Waidler pulled the hostage to safety and returned fire at Lainez, seated in the driver’s seat. The carjacking victim fell to the ground. Detective Waidler stepped backwards and fell to the ground. Lainez got out of the driver’s door while holding the gun and advanced on Detective Waidler. Detective Waidler fired his gun at Lainez several more times, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.
Denver Detective Cole Connors heard the report of the crash and attempted carjacking. He was the third officer on scene. Detective Connors saw Lainez on the ground reaching for the handgun that lay next to him. Detective Connors yelled, “Don’t grab the gun!” Lainez ignored the command and reached for the handgun. Detective Connors fired his handgun at Lainez until he stopped moving and was no longer a threat to anyone. Immediately after the shooting incident, the Denver Detectives were joined by their fellow Fugitive Unit officers and Broomfield police officers. The officers tended to Detective Lopez and Toya was taken into custody without incident. Lainez was pronounced dead on scene. Detective Lopez survived and spent nearly a month and a half in the hospital.
Criminalists assigned to the CIRT gathered evidence and processed the scene. A loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was located.Evidence collected from the scene confirmed that Lainez fired two rounds from this gun. The weapon was later discovered to have been reported stolen. Lainez tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun was found near his body at the scene. Additional guns and ammunition, drugs and $1,000 in cash were found inside the Corolla. Toya, the female participant who was arrested on scene, was charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and first degree criminal trespass. Toya pled guilty to aggravated robbery in Broomfield County District Court and, on April 27, 2023, was sentenced to twelve years in the Department of Corrections.
Special thanks to Shout-Out Supporters on Patreon:
– James Pringle
– Diego LaCroix
– ‘Savage Training Group’
– Brandi Summers
– Meighan Garrick
– Michele Duckson
– ‘Tavia S’
– Michael Mortimer
– Lisa Overly
– Connor Davies
– Paul Rohrbaugh
– Nash Martin
– Gerardo Flores
– Richard Vannieuwenhuyse
– ‘DIY Solar Power with Will Prowse’
– Anthony Eufemio
– Gage Kissinger
– Alex F
– Eian Smith
– ‘coco Coco’
– ‘The Chocolate Thief’
Support us at BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PoliceActivity
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
🛍️ Check out our Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/PoliceActivity 🛍️
Disclosure: Please note that we will receive a small commission from purchases made through our Amazon store. This is at no cost to you. It helps support our channel and allows us to continue creating content for you. Your support is highly appreciated!