Denver police: Man fired AR-15 rifle inside a parking garage in Five Points

Two bullet-riddled cars were found at the scene. There were no reported injuries.

A Lakewood Police officer, Aug. 21, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A Lakewood Police officer, Aug. 21, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver police arrested a man after he allegedly fired an AR-15 rifle at least nine times inside a parking garage in Five Points last Saturday, striking two cars.

Bryan Lambert, 39, is being held for investigation of prohibited use of a weapon and criminal mischief after police took him into custody east of Coors Field, according to a probable cause statement released by Denver Police on Monday. A police spokesperson said there were no injuries.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at 2701 Blake St. at 11:23 a.m. Nov. 23. A witness told police she saw a man with a rifle pacing and sometimes aiming the long gun over the edge of the parking garage. The witness told police she heard multiple shots fired by Lambert.

Officers heard more shots in the area after they arrived. According to the probable cause statement, police saw Lambert with a Smith and Wesson MP15 AR-15 rifle in his hands. Police said they found Lambert with one 30-round magazine that had 20 rounds in it and one 10-round magazine with 10 rounds on the ground near him. He was found just east of Coors Field, near several apartment buildings.

Officers also found nine spent shell casings, which were the same kind of rounds inside the two magazines found near Lambert.

Surveillance video from Coors Field security allegedly showed Lambert firing the rifle on different levels of the parking garage. Police said he leaned over the edge and pointed the rifle into traffic around the parking garage.

Two cars inside the parking garage were struck by the bullets. One car had damage to the driver’s side window, driver’s side mirror and protective cover, and there were multiple bullet holes in the driver’s side door and frame. The passenger side door and window were also damaged. Another vehicle had damage to its driver’s side door, panels, windshield, passenger side window and passenger side door. Damage to each car was estimated at $1,000.

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