4 charged in connection with chemical bomb thrown at Colo. officer

The officer lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital where he suffered from chlorine gas exposure

Sam Tabachnik
The Denver Post

Four 19-year-old men face charges in connection with a chemical bomb that injured two people, including a police officer, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced.

On Friday, Braiden Ulmer, Gavin Dawson, Isaac Koch, and Maxwell McCann, all 19 years old, posted bond and appeared in court to be advised of their charges.

On April 7, an officer arrived at 72nd Avenue and Beech Street to clear a barricade blocking the street. As the officer and a civilian picked up the debris, someone threw a plastic bottle toward the officer, which began releasing white smoke, police said.

The officer soon lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital, suffering from chlorine gas exposure, the DA’s office said. The civilian suffered minor symptoms and was treated at the scene.

The four men, plus one unnamed juvenile, were arrested the next day on suspicion of first-degree assault; criminal attempt of second-degree assault; two counts of possession, use or removal of explosives or incendiary devices; and conspiracy to commit possession, use or removal of explosives or incendiary devices.

Ulmer, Dawson and McCann and Koch will appear in court for preliminary hearings on May 10.


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