BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. -- A police chase that began in Thornton Thursday morning ended almost 20 miles away with the suspect vehicle crashing into a ditch. The driver of the suspect vehicle died, and a female passenger was seriously hurt.
Thornton Police responded to a call of a robbery at an apartment building at 2525 E. 104th Ave. just before 1:00 a.m. Two men told officers they were robbed, and then there was a fight. One of the victims received minor injuries.
Officers say one suspect then ran away on foot, while two others took off in a Jeep Cherokee. Police say a man driving the Cherokee fired shots without hitting anyone. The suspects drove on 104th Ave. to U.S. 36 and exited at U.S. 287. Thornton Police and the Colorado State Patrol pursued the Cherokee when it was spotted on 104th Ave.