New Mexico man arrested in Frisco after road rage shooting |

New Mexico man arrested in Frisco after road rage shooting

Manuel Jose Serrano-Lerma, 29, of Albuquerque, N.M. was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly pulled a gun on another driver as they made their way over Vail Pass.
Courtesy of Vail Police Department |

Two suspects wanted in New Mexico were arrested Tuesday morning, following a violent road rage incident that snaked across Interstate 70 eastbound from Glenwood Canyon before ending in Frisco.

A driver of a blue BMW 325i called authorities at 8:49 a.m. to report he was currently engaged in a road rage incident. The situation escalated when the driver of a stolen 2007 white Mitsubishi Outlander, Manuel Jose Serrano-Lerma, reportedly pulled a gun as the two cars neared the Vail Pass chain station.

Authorities detained Lerma and his passenger, 21-year-old Chelsey Jacobs, just off the I-70 Frisco Main Street exit. Several police cars surrounded the vehicles, as the Frisco and Silverthorne police departments, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to aid Colorado State Patrol.

Lerma, 29, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was arrested for an active felony warrant. He faces several felony charges, including attempted first-degree homicide, attempted aggravated assault of the first degree, menacing use of a deadly weapon, motor vehicle theft, possession of a defaced firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Jacobs, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was also arrested under warrant. She faces charges of criminal impersonation and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Charges for the driver of the BMW are still pending. No injuries were reported following the incident.

“It fortunately had a good resolution where we had offenders in custody without incident, and with no injuries,“ said Vail Police detective Sgt. Annette Dopplick.

Vail Police encourage drivers to drive safely and steer clear of aggressive drivers.

As they continue to investigate the incident, anyone with information regarding this incident, or any contact with the offenders, is asked to contact the Vail Police Department at (970) 479-2201.

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