Isaac Vigil after being wounded by cop he tried to shoot: "I have meth up my ass!"

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Isaac Vigil. More photos and a video below.
Update: Last week, we told you about a Denver cop shooting Isaac Vigil after the latter pulled a gun outside a police station; see our previous coverage below.

Vigil, seen in a new and highly unusual mug shot, has now been charged with attempted murder and more. Meanwhile, a police report on view below maintains that the suspect was searched not once but twice before pulling a weapon -- although he was apparently pretty good at hiding stuff, as witnessed by his statement, "I have meth up my ass!"

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The profile pic from the Denver Police District 4 Facebook page.
At 4:20 p.m. on May 14, according to the aforementioned probable cause statement, officers responded to the parking lot of a McDonalds at 300 South Eliot Street to arrest Vigil for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Adams County for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Additional help was requested because of what the report characterizes as the "violent and aggressive behavior of the suspect." Vigil had allegedly been seen smoking meth and "was constantly moving, thrashing and jumping with both feet off the ground during the search of his clothing."

Among the comments he's quoted as making to the officers: "I'm gonna shoot you" and "You better have a vest on."

After Vigil was finally rounded up and supposedly searched a second time, a cop transported Vigil to the District 4 station. During the ride, Vigil is said to have been agitated, kicking the doors and windows of the cruiser and yelling, "Fuck you, I'm not going back to jail," "I've got something for you guys" and "I'm gonna kill you," with the last sentence reportedly repeated a few extra times for emphasis.

Oh yeah: Vigil revealed that he'd been smoking meth for three days straight, the PC statement notes.

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A previous booking photo for Isaac Vigil.
At the station, the first officer and another helper tried to unload Vigil, who's quoted as informing them that "you're going to hear a pop." Then the first cop "saw a muzzle flash as the suspect fired a gun from behind his back."

As the officers took cover, Vigil allegedly got off another shot -- but it was his last one. An officer on the scene fired back, striking him in the abdomen.

At that point, the narrative says, Vigil "indicated he was done," then shared the "I have meth up my ass!" line.

He wasn't shitting, as it were. Three baggies of meth were recovered at the hospital. You can guess from where.

Once Vigil was released from the hospital, he was booked on a $1,000,000 bond. He now faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and possession of a defaced firearm, because his gat's serial number had been scratched off. He's due in court tomorrow to be formally advised of the charges against him.

Here's a full-length look at Vigil's mug shot, which seems to have been taken from a police helicopter, followed by the probable cause statement and our previous coverage.

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Isaac Vigil.

Isaac Vigil Probable Cause Statement

Continue for our previous coverage of the Isaac Vigil shooting and arrest, including a video.


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39 comments
ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

most Liberals have an assortment of stuff up their ass, including their heads.

Christopher Black
Christopher Black

what a piece of shit,glad the cops finally went after aa real "criminal".

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

I don't need a link... family stories are what I have... but I guess there are those that would rather read this bullshit rather than what is really important... thanks for reminding me that this pathetic "news" page has no room on my news feed

Shayne Barrett
Shayne Barrett

"a story about a lost solider" would be so original, wouldn't it? I can link you to about a thousand stories on this. If you can't find them, ask a 3 year old. They can find them. :P

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

When are you going to report on something significant like memorial day?? Maybe a story about a lost solider would benefit and impact Colorado readers more than idiots who are into drugs...

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Meth ass they're gonna love him in jail. "I hear you like to stick things up your ass. "-Bubba

Scott Ingalsbe
Scott Ingalsbe

All that "hillbilly" meth comes outa Denver to Wyo.......Duh

John Mccall
John Mccall

should have left the meth bags up his sorry ass. Hopefully they would break and hex would die.

Luke Henderson
Luke Henderson

Long has Westword's 'pro-random ass checks policy' bothered me.

Denver Westword
Denver Westword

Brad Aerts We're not really promoting anything, but definitely not that.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Talk about a big asshole.


He had a gun, some meth and his head all up his ass.  

LeAnn Nuss Lovato
LeAnn Nuss Lovato

What? There are meth heads in Colorado? To read some of your recent posts one would think Colorado was nothing but blissful, harmless pot heads and the really bad shit like meth was only in hillbilly, redneck, non-progressive places like Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Daniel Vigil
Daniel Vigil

Damn it.......why did he have to be a Vigil? Giving us all a bad name.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"I have meth up my ass!"

... meme quote of the month.

Brad Aerts
Brad Aerts

Random ass checks is what your promoting?

Dustin Nelson
Dustin Nelson

I smell an execution. Are you people seriously stupid enough to believe any of this.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

He's going to be a Bubba favorite where he is heading.  

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

We don't need trash like this living in our state!!

Brandon Malone
Brandon Malone

Steve Schneider: I think most of us just have an issue with the bullshit DPD is spoon feeding us. Also, your comment works both ways depending on how you define "bad people."

Matt Leising
Matt Leising

I don't believe this for a second. I'd need to see the video backing up the officers story.

Steve Schneider
Steve Schneider

Hope he gets the book the problem with America today is people rally behind bad people and think its cool

Pete Copeland
Pete Copeland

I wouldn't be shocked if they looked at his rap sheet and thought that they could get away with murder.

Chad Kautzer
Chad Kautzer

The article didn't mention video of the shootout. Did you ask? Seems like a really important fact to know. If this happened at the station, it should be on video and we can then rest assured that that amazing story wasn't made up by one of the most out-of-control PDs in the country. Until you see the video, I would recommend treating initial police accounts of shootings with a grain of salt... and perhaps not use childish language like "gat" and "plugged" - terms you'll regret if this turns out to be a murder.

Larry Rios
Larry Rios

Google girl hid a pistol in her vagina... I'm not sure which end she inserted first

Kim Heffelfinger
Kim Heffelfinger

No! Where on earth would a man be brave enough to hide a gun w/o worrying about shooting himself? Ewww.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Does that mean he is 'funny' with figures?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  


Typical brain dead donkey comment.


"Good think (sic) the Sgt. keep (sic) a throw-away piece..."

stanley1
stanley1

Yeah, I bet you do. I mean, just look at poor little Isaac....he's such a good kid, no way could he do that. And Thomas Ornelas, who shot the cop on 70 last week, he was probably framed too, right? Keep on fighting the "good fight" for criminals, apologist enabler.

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