Handcuffed Meth Addict Shoots At Cops With Gun Hidden In Butt Cheeks

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A 32-year-old meth addict known to Denver police, shot at officers while he was handcuffed and after he had been frisked at least three times.

The incident took place outside the District 4 Police Station in Denver, Colorado a few weeks back but only made it to the news headlines in the last few days.

When officers found the suspect, Issac Vigil, he was smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot, but when detectives approached him he became hostile and agitated.

As officers attempted their first frisk down of Vigil a knife dropped from his pants and a crack pipe was found in his pocket.

The DA’s report notes that Denver police officers searched the suspect twice more before placing him safely in the back of their patrol car. Due to Vigil’s “violent and aggressive” behavior to the cops an additional car was called, which had a cage in the back.

At the time Vigil was arrested for the relatively small misdemeanour of possession of drug paraphernalia, but also on an outstanding warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon.

Following his arrest, when police officers were certain that the suspect they were holding was unarmed, Vigil reportedly became abusive and threatened to shoot them, also repeating that he “wanted to die.”

Vigil also told police that he had been smoking meth constantly for three days straight and didn’t want to go back to prison.

But when the caged cop car showed up at the police station Vigil refused to exit the vehicle. He produced a firearm from between his butt cheeks and fired from behind his back twice at officers.

Fortunately for the cops, Vigil’s gun jammed, and they shot him in the stomach. Police recovered a nice looking Raven P25 Auto.25 from the suspect, with the serial number filed off.

Vigil, who is now Denver Jail recovering from his injuries, is facing attempted murder charges for firing at the officers, on top of all the other charges against him.