Arrest on Tape: Chief Photographer Talks About Shooting the Action

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

You've seen the incredible video. Now hear from the man behind the camera. KKTV 11 News Chief Photographer Mike Petkash says he was in the right place at the right time to get it all on tape.

As we've reported, Colorado Springs police arrested two suspects Tuesday after an armed robbery at an adult entertainment store, and a car chase during which shots were allegedly fired at a Colorado Springs police officer.

A short time after the robbery and car chase, 11 News caught the foot chase of one of the suspects on tape. Watch it here -
RAW VIDEO: SUSPECT CHASE CAUGHT ON CAMERA

It all started at Christal's, a lingerie and adult entertainment store on 2582 South Academy Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The general manager of the store tells 11 News she was called to the scene and told there had been an armed robbery. One employee and two customers were inside the store at the time. Police say at some point during the robbery, one of the employees managed to push an alarm in the store to notify authorities of the robbery in progress.

"When officers got on scene, they saw the suspects jump into a car and try to flee. That's when the pursuit started," says Sgt. Steve Noblitt.

A chase started and cops say the suspects fired shots at the them. The alleged bad guys then ditched their getaway car and ran away on foot.

Both suspects were chased down and caught in a neighborhood on Whitewood Drive, in the area of El Morro Road and South Academy. That's about a mile away from where the robbery happened.

The SWAT team also searched a home at 2002 Whitewood Drive to make sure no other suspects were inside.

Police have identified the suspects as 29-year-old Delvikio Faulkner and 31-year-old Orlando Guevara. They will be charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer and aggravated robbery. Guevara has been in trouble with the law before, accused of assault, theft and carrying a concealed weapon.

Cops wouldn't say what the two men reportedly stole from Christal's.

Click on the video link at the top of this story to hear from KKTV 11 News Chief Photographer Mike Petkash about what it was like to catch the whole thing on tape.


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