Good Samaritan witnesses shots fired on I-25 and follows suspect leading to arrest

Angelo Lener mugshot courtesy PCSO Scene photo courtesy Pueblo PD Watch Commander @ppdwii

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - SWAT was called to respond after a good Samaritan witnessed someone shooting a gun out of a moving car and followed the suspect until authorities were able to start a felony pursuit.

SWAT responded to an area off I-25 near the Cedarwood exit in the south part of Pueblo County on Monday.

Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol said they first received a call around 5:30 p.m. of at least one shot being fired out of a moving vehicle along I-25.

The good Samaritan saw the shot fired in El Paso County just south of the Pikes Peak International Raceway. That person then stayed on the phone with authorities and followed the vehicle for about 40 miles. According to arrest papers obtained by 11 News, the suspect fired more shots out of the vehicle while driving down I-25.

The suspect exited at mile marker 77 and went onto Abby Road. That's when authorities tried to pull the vehicle over and a short pursuit started.

The suspect vehicle crashed and the person inside claimed he was stuck. However, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office reported the suspect was never stuck and at first didn't cooperate with authorities. Eventually, he was taken into custody.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was identified Tuesday as 54-year-old Angelo Lerner. He is facing charges of DUI, reckless driving, prohibited use of weapons, possession of a weapon while under the influence, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.