Isaac Vigil after being wounded by cop he tried to shoot: "I have meth up my ass!"
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.
Isaac Vigil. More photos and a video 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!"
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.
The profile pic from the Denver Police District 4 Facebook page.
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.
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."
A previous booking photo for Isaac Vigil.
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.
Continue for our previous coverage of the Isaac Vigil shooting and arrest, including a video.