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    Lupo Solazzo was sentenced for firing over 350 rounds from a semi-automatic from his house


    (GOLDEN, CO — March 19, 2012) A 27-year-old Edgewater man was in court today to be sentenced for firing over 350 rounds from a semi-automatic pistol from his house as law enforcement officers moved into the area. Lupo Wolf Solazzo was sentenced to 16 years in prison to be followed by three years of parole.

    At 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.

    As the officer drove toward the area from where the shots were being fired he heard bullets flying past his patrol car. Another officer arrived. They got out of their cars and moved into the area 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.

    Over 100 police officers from Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Denver, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Colorado State Patrol came to assist. 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 told police that he had been drinking at a friend’s house earlier in the evening. He said he had been attacked by a guy there who wanted money for drugs. Solazzo said he went to his house 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.

    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.

    At today’s sentencing, prosecutor Alie Foley asked for 20 years in prison. She told sentencing Judge Christopher Munch that it was a miracle that no one was hurt or killed. Judge Munch agreed that it was a miracle no one was injured or killed. He acknowledged that it took a great deal of discipline and courage for law enforcement to bring the incident under control without injury to other officers, the community or Lupo Solazzo.

    On February 21 Solazzo pled guilty to two counts of attempted first degree assault – extreme indifference. Each count is a class four felony.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    March 19, 2012


    Last Updated: 7-1-2013
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