By Denver Private Investigator Blogger Emily Palm
GOLDEN, Colo. – Prosecutors asked a judge Monday to sentence to a three-year prison term a man who fired four shots at a private investigator who was watching him last year.
Marshall Lawson pled guilty last month to attempted manslaughter in connection with an Aug. 4, 2009, incident in which he fired four rounds at a Denver surveillance operative working for Pinnacol Assurance. The surveillance operator wasn’t injured, but a battery pack and a Nalgene water bottle in his backpack were hit with a bullet each. He would have been seriously injured or killed had he not been wearing the backpack when the shots were fired.
The surveillance operative was watching Lawson’s residence from a nearby property when Lawson emerged from the house. The operative told police that Lawson said to him, “I see you up there, I’m gonna’ get a gun.” As the operative frantically packed up, he said Lawson pointed and fired at him.
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