Larry Gomez denies shooting at officers, says cops "beat the dog sh*t out of me"
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Larry Gomez, who is suspected of taking shots at officers in Denver and Westminster before leading cops in Aurora on a car chase that ended with a crash resulting in the nasty mug shot seen here; see our previous coverage below. Now, Gomez is insisting he's innocent of the first two crimes, and says of the cops who took him into custody, "They just beat the dog shit out of me."
Big photo below.
This information comes to us from 9News, whose Anastasiya Bolton conducted a video-conference call with Gomez at the jail where he's currently cooling his heels. And while he doesn't deny fleeing from the cops in the incident that led to his arrest, as well as to a series of gnarly injuries, he portrays the fingers of blame pointing at him from Denver and Westminster as misdirected.
When asked if he was pulled over in Denver on November 6 and Westminster on November 7, allegedly while he was driving a 2000 Cadillac whose color was either "gray" or "primer," he said, "No I wasn't. I was not pulled over at all. I got pulled over Friday night, and I got caught."
An earlier Gomez mug shot.
On that occasion, Gomez, who admits to priors involving burglary, robbery and car theft, was reportedly driving a Dodge Stratus, not the Caddy. As for why he split, he said, "I was on the run for parole. I'm guilty of all that. That was it. That's the reason I didn't stop for them right there."
Had he done so, his face might look considerably different. Following a chase that took place on the freeway and off, he smashed into the shoulder of Interstate 225 near the Florida exit, as did a trio of squad cars. Officers subsequently fired at him as he sprinted away on foot, only to be captured a short distance away. Cops say he resisted arrest, while he insists that the shooting-at-cops allegations are a case of mistaken identity.
"It wasn't me. It was not me," Gomez told Bolton. "If they suspect me, why do they have me guilty? Why are they beating me up? I don't even know what's going on. They just beat the dog shit out of me."
At a court appearance yesterday, Gomez's bond was set at $225,000.
Look below to see the 9News report, followed by our previous coverage.
Continue to read our original coverage about the Larry Gomez arrest.