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Man suspected of firing shot at ex-wife's boyfriend during child custody exchange

Anthony Burke was arrested Friday. He's suspected in the incident immediately after the exchange Thursday in Loveland, police said.

LOVELAND, Colo. — A man suspected of firing at least one shot at his ex-wife's boyfriend following a child custody exchange was arrested Friday in Adams County, according to the Loveland Police Department (LPD).

An arrest warrant had been issued for Anthony Burke on charges of:

  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Felony menacing, possession of a firearm by a previous offender
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Child abuse

Burke was arrested without incident about 6 p.m. Friday in the 5400 block of East 65th Way in Commerce City in a joint effort between LPD and the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Loveland Police said in a press release.

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Just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday while leaving the scene of a prearranged custody exchange at a nearby Walmart, Burke fired shots at the victim at the intersection of East 13th Street and North Denver Avenue, according to LPD.

The 29-year-old victim had attended the child custody exchange to watch over his girlfriend because of conflicts she'd had with Burke during previous exchanges, according to LPD.

As the victim was leaving on his motorcycle, Burke pulled alongside him in the roundabout intersection, waived a pistol at the victim and shot at him, LPD said.

The bullet hit the man's motorcycle and he was not injured, according to LPD.

Loveland police said the weapon was not recovered in the arrest Friday. The vehicle suspected as being used in the incident was found in Loveland and impounded as evidence, according to the release.

Burke was being held in the Adams County jail. He was scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m. Monday.

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Anyone who witnessed the incident can call Detective Steve Marchio at 970-962-1160.

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