Additional arrest and new charges filed in RTD light rail assaults

GOLDEN, Colo. (Dec. 2, 2022) – District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a total of thirteen juveniles between the ages of 15-17 have been arrested, and twelve have been charged officially for the assaults that occurred in Lakewood on Oct. 14, 2022, and Nov. 3, 2022, on the RTD light rail.

It is alleged that on Oct. 14, 2022, a forty-five-year-old male was the victim of a random attack by a group of juveniles while riding the RTD light rail train. The male reported being pushed out of the train by the juveniles at the W 13th Ave and Garrison St. station. The victim was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital and suffered serious bodily injury.

On Nov. 3, 2022, a forty-seven-year-old male was assaulted by a group of juveniles on an RTD train heading eastbound from the Federal Center. The victim sustained several broken bones and required facial reconstruction surgery.

As of today, Dec. 2, 2022, nine juveniles have been charged with one count of Second Degree Assault (F4) for the 10/14/22 assault. Seven juveniles have been charged with one count of Second Degree Assault (F4) for the 11/3/22 assault (three overlap). One juvenile faces an additional charge of Inciting Riot (F5) related to the 11/3/22 incident.

Charges for the thirteenth juvenile are due on Dec. 6th.

This is the full extent of information that will be released at this time, pursuant to 19-1-304 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

The charges are merely legal allegations, and all juveniles are presumed innocent of the charges against them unless and until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.