Man sentenced to 96 years in prison for 2018 street riot in Parker

PARKER, Colorado — A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 96 years in prison for injuring a driver in a street fight in Parker in 2018, the 18th District Attorney’s Office said.

Parker Police officers were dispatched to Parker Road and E-470 to report gunshots fired during the evening rush hour on May 22, 2018.

Two trucks were parked at a traffic light. According to a witness, a man pulled out a gun at the green and shot the other driver.

The driver was shot in the hand and drove to Parker Adventist Hospital. Her vehicle was also hit by multiple bullets, the prosecutor’s office said.

According to prosecutors, the driver had to have an operation on his hand after the shooting.

Investigators, with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), identified the suspect as Abraham Paquet, 34.

A jury convicted Paquet in February of attempted first-degree murder — extreme indifference, assault 1 — aggravated assault (SBI) with a deadly weapon, assault 1 — extreme indifference, illegally disposing of a firearm and possession of a gun by a previous offender. He was sentenced to 96 years in prison.

“We are fortunate that the victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries in this case,” Assistant District Attorney Corrie Caler said in a statement. ”

A passenger was in Paquet’s vehicle at the time of the shooting. According to prosecutors, they pleaded guilty to being an accessory to a crime.

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