Third suspect arrested for Apex Apartments shootout

Heather Willard

Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / May 15, 2023

(Englewood, Colo.) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a third suspect for allegedly exchanging gunfire at Inverness Parkway and Jamaica Street intersection on May 3, causing a shelter-in-place alert to be issued for the area.

Gerald Grant, 18, was arrested on May 11 and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after detectives identified him as the occupant of a dark-colored Nissan sedan involved in the shooting. Grant was released after posting a $100,000 bond later that day.

On May 4, the sheriff’s office also arrested Quari Mitchell Kyle, 27, for attempted first-degree murder and Nicole Carrington, 29, for accessory to a felony crime and tampering with evidence. According to an arrest affidavit, the pair were walking at the intersection of Inverness Parkway and Jamaica Street on the afternoon of May 3 when a dark-colored Nissan sedan’s occupants began shooting at the pair.

Kyle allegedly fired back at the sedan with a long gun, and fled on foot as the Nissan left the scene.

“I am proud of our detectives, who have worked tirelessly to identify all those involved in this case as well as the work they have done preparing it for prosecution,” said Douglas County Sheriff Darren Weekly.

According to an arrest affidavit, detectives investigated the Nissan’s owners and discovered it was owned by Grant’s mother, although she told detectives he alone drives the car. Grant’s mother told law enforcement he lived with her, his father, and his girlfriend, Trenecy Rogers, 27, alleged to have been with Grant in the Nissan during the May 3 shooting.

Detectives allege Apex Apartment’s surveillance footage shows the Nissan circling the apartment complex for about 30 minutes before the shooting “as though they were looking for someone.” That person was identified as Kyle, who lives at the Apex Apartments.

One of Kyle’s upstairs neighbors told deputies he heard Kyle arguing on the phone before the shooting. The neighbor said it sounded like Kyle was challenging someone to come over, according to an arrest affidavit for Grant.

Later, the neighbor saw Grant driving the Nissan in the apartment parking lot and identified a handgun in Grant’s lap. After Grant left the parking lot, the neighbor saw Kyle leave the apartments. Shortly after that, the neighbor heard gunshots.

According to the arrest affidavit, area surveillance shows Kyle crossing Jamaica Street and concealing himself near the apartments on the northeast corner of Inverness Parkway and South Jamaica Street. The affidavit states Kyle withdrew a rifle from a dark bag and approached the Nissan with the firearm shouldered.

The pair exchanged gunfire. Detectives found 21 rounds from Kyle’s gun, striking the Nissan and apartment buildings to the southwest. Detectives reported Grant fired 10 times, missing Kyle and striking the apartment building to the northeast.

Detectives were informed during their investigation that Grant is a suspect in a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ RAVEN Task Force investigation of an armed robbery at a gas station on March 29. The Nissan had been identified in the investigation as well.

Grant is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on bond on May 18.

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