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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Troopers Arrest Colorado Murder Suspect after Brief Chase

POSEY COUNTY – JANUARY 7, 2023 - Friday morning, January 6, at approximately 10:23 a.m., Trooper Fulton was patrolling Interstate 64 near the 7 mile-marker when he observed the driver of a gray 2015 Nissan Pathfinder traveling east at 86 mph.

Trooper Fulton attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued to travel east at a high rate of speed before exiting north onto SR 165 and then west on CR 1000 South. The driver reached speeds in excess of 90 mph before losing control, leaving the roadway on the south side, rolling several times, and coming to a final rest in an open field.

Shawnathan Deangelo Chance

The driver was not injured and was taken into custody. A vehicle registration inquiry on the Nissan revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from Wheat Ridge, CO, and may have been involved in a homicide on Thursday, January 5. Indiana State Police detectives were later able to determine the driver, Shawnathan Deangelo Chance, 26, of Dunn, NC, was a suspect in the homicide.

Based on information obtained by Indiana State Police detectives after the crash, Chance was arrested on probable cause for the homicide and will be transported to the Posey County Jail where he will be held without bond for Colorado authorities.

Direct inquiries regarding the Colorado homicide to the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-237-2220.

Arrested and Charges:

• Shawnathan Deangelo Chance, 26, Dunn, NC

1. Murder (Being held for Colorado)

2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony

3. Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Level 6 Felony

4. Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Fulton, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Detective Hatfield, Detective Deig, Sergeant Werkmeister, Sergeant Brown, Senior Trooper Davis, Trooper Lee, Trooper Campbell, and Trooper Cummings

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