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    Lupo Solazzo Pleads Guilty after Firing at Police

    (GOLDEN, CO — February 21, 2012) Lupo Wolf Solazzo, appeared in Jefferson County Court and pled guilty for firing over 350 rounds from a semi-automatic pistol from his house as police officers moved into the area.

    At about 12:30 a.m. on April 4, 2011 an Edgewater police officer was on patrol near 20th and Sheridan when he heard a succession of shots fired. He headed in the direction of the shots and called for back-up.

    As the officer approached the area from where the shots were being fired he heard bullets flying past his patrol car. Another officer arrived. They both got out of their cars and continued on foot. Bursts of gunfire continued. Officers arrived from the Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Police Departments. As the officers tried to determine the location of the shooter, they were pinned down by the gunfire. More law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies were dispatched to the area.

    Because the neighborhood was well-lit, the police cars and officers were illuminated and easy targets. At about 1:00 a.m. police requested Excel to cut power to the area.

    Over 100 police officers from Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Denver, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Colorado State Patrol came to help the officers who were pinned down by gunfire. SWAT teams from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Arvada Police Department and the Denver Police Department arrived and brought the incident to a conclusion without physical injury to anyone. No police officer ever fired a shot.

    Lupo Solazzo was arrested at his home at 2010 Marshall. He told police that he’d been drinking at a friend’s house when he was attacked by a guy there who wanted money for drugs. Solazzo said the guy knocked him out and when he came to he went home and got his gun to protect himself from the guy. He took his 9mm pistol from a closet and standing in his bedroom he started firing out of his window. Police recovered 359 9mm bullet casings in Solazzo’s bedroom.
    Solazzo lived with his mother, his sister and three small children, who were all in the house at the time of the barrage of gunfire.

    “It is amazing that none of these police officers were hit,” said District Attorney Scott Storey, “This is truly an example of great police work where many agencies worked together to neutralize this threat and bring about a peaceful outcome.”
    Solazzo pled guilty on February 21 to two counts of attempted first degree assault – extreme indifference. Each count is a class four felony. He faces 10-32 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 19 at 8:00.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    February 22, 2012

    Last Updated: 6-20-2013
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