Gwen Devilbiss not charged in police shootout with pal Clifford Galley, $5 million in bonds

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Update: As we've reported, Gwen Devilbiss was wounded during a police shootout involving two men, including pal Clifford Galley; see our previous coverage below.

Now, charges have been put forward in the case, but none have her name on them. She's listed as a person of interest in the wild case, while Galley and a cohort have been slapped with $5 million in bonds.

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A look at Galley from his Facebook page.
Just after midnight on February 23, the Parker Police Department notes, detectives from the Thornton and Northglenn police departments tried to contact a fugitive with several outstanding warrants -- Galley, whose lengthy rap sheet includes a December allegation that he threatened a Northglenn cop with a weapon. The location: a Taco Bell off Plum Creek south of Castle Rock. But Galley, accompanied by Devilbiss and David Vasquez, a man with a criminal record of his own, didn't come quietly. Instead, the trio took off in a car amid a hail of gunfire.

As many as 100 officers from ten agencies joined in the chase and subsequent pursuit of Galley and Vasquez, who took off on foot after crashing into a police car near Crowfoot Valley Road and Stroh Road (two officers suffered minor injuries) and remained at large until around 6:30 a.m., when they were taken into custody.

Devilbiss, for her part, was rounded up quickly after the men abandoned the car -- because she'd been hit by a chunk of lead. She was hospitalized, but her wounds aren't considered life-threatening. Thus far, investigators haven't determined who put a bullet into her.

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Devilbiss and a friend, from her Facebook page.
After the publication of our previous post, the Parker PD, the Town of Castle Rock and the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office jointly released information about charges. Galley will face seven counts of attempted first-degree murder on a peace officer, another seven of first-degree assault on a police officer and one count of felony menacing, in addition to those outstanding warrants. Vasquez is looking at a single count of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, as well as complicity. And Devilbiss? She hasn't been accused of anything, but is labeled as a "person of interest."

Galley and Vasquez won't be going anywhere soon, thanks to the aforementioned $5 million in bonds -- $3 million for the former, $2 million for the latter. The reason, says 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a statement: They present a "clear risk to public safety."

The pair will next appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the formal filing of charges. In the meantime, the Northglenn and Thornton police officers and three Parker police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave -- standard policy after such an incident. And Devilbiss will continues to recuperate. But is she off the hook as far as the cops are concerned? Hard to say. The joint release notes that "this is an ongoing investigation and more charges are expected to be filled."

Continue for more about Clifford Galley and Gwen Devilbiss, including additional photos.


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plpllawson
plpllawson

This is similar to the Lisl Aumen story except, because of the internet, we have proof of their earlier involvement with each other, which Lisl Aumen claimed to have little interaction with that guy until that day

She should be charged as well as the other two.

fukud
fukud

Nice too see some youngins fuckin up the pigs in blue.  Keepin it real!

denvericequeen
denvericequeen

look all you straight edge civilan motherfuckers, CJ is my friend, my little brother, and i cant even expect you  to try to understand a life you never had shit to do with have some respect for life! o=Or mabey your to ignorant or mabey its that you cant fathom living outside of your box. but really FUCK YOU! and if you have a problem with that then ill meet you at the drop of a dime. And to whom ever peiced this story together thank you! truly, you must see something that theses dumb fucks cant see! And by the way CJ doese love pitbulls and at least he has some sort of passsions in his crazy life, bet most of you sheepeople dont even know what that means.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What a waste of bullets ! Not one of those punks have any kind of aim ? Damn missed opportunity !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Once again proving that Neck Tattoos = Epic Life FAIL!


Evan Silva
Evan Silva

You guys at Westword include in your article that the sketchy criminal has an affinity for pit bulls? At least you cite your source of this extremely irrelevant piece of info.. It's not even info really; as if ones faccbook page is definitive or even reliable personal testimony, how does the fact that someone likes dogs be characteristic of any of the personality disorders or sketchy profile your article seems to otherwise stress cohesively

cornellram53
cornellram53

Can we just put this guy down and stop wasting society's time and money on pieces of shit who can't abide by the social contract not to be an asshole

Patrick Esser
Patrick Esser

I'm starting to think that with the high employment rate, perhaps the police departments should start to become more selective of the officers they hire. Set regulations like if you can't hit within 4" of a bullseye at 50 yards with a pistol, you don't get the job. These cop shoot-outs show to me how horrible our officers are with their weapons!

slopainreckordz
slopainreckordz

Who gives a fuck if he likes Pitbulls they have nothing to do with this Meth loving POS...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Trent Long ... so be the hero your delusions have always envisioned and go shoot some Government Tyrants.


BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@denvericequeen "...if you have a problem with that then ill meet you at the drop of a dime."  Aw, how cute. You and your tweaker, piece of shit bro can take comfort in the fact that you'll both be wearing matching outfits before too long.  I sincerely hope you know how to use birth control for the good of society.

Peepee123
Peepee123

@denvericequeen hahaha "he had passions" "mabey your to ignorant"

Of course you are his brother, and you are right we have no clue what that means. Your father should have been castrated along time ago.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@cornellram53 ... do you have a copy of the current contract? ... I seem to have misplaced mine.


jmpmk2
jmpmk2

@Patrick Esser Did the article not say the female had been shot?  How much more accurate should they be?

RevBF
RevBF

@slopainreckordz It doesn't - but it's an easy tactic to get people to share the story with other dog loving / hating connections and get them to read and post as well. It's kind of tasteless, but I wouldn't fault Westword for it because they've actually been fairly straight-forward in their reporting of Denver's BSL in past years. Even though this is reckless reporting in and of itself, it's really just Facebook filler.

 I'm sure we both can see that this kid wouldn't take care of a dog, any dog for that matter, in the way it should and most likely doesn't own one responsibly himself. As for the other commenters who replied to you? Fuck 'em. Ignorance at its finest.

buickcentury55
buickcentury55

@slopainreckordz  yes!  thanks for pointing that out!  I hate that stigma!  Well he likes pitbulls he must be a criminal.... he's obviously a criminal but why bring pit bulls into it!

slopainreckordz
slopainreckordz

@DonkeyHotay @slopainreckordz no it's POS like this guy that puts pitbulls and meth together. And it's people like you that think "oh he owns a pitbull he must be a criminal" lol you sr are to closed minded. I hope you leave your tv screen and actually open the door to see what's going on with the world.

slopainreckordz
slopainreckordz

@DonkeyHotay @slopainreckordz I'm sorry but I hope both of you get out from in front of your TV screens and actually open your door to see what is going on with the world today. Your children will probably hurt some one before my Pitbulls. Know your facts people!!!! It's articles like this one that makes people like you not like a certain breed of dog!

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