Tip From Denver Maid Thwarts Possible Mass Shooting, 16 Rifles Found In Hotel Room Overlooking Downtown

Denver’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Police feared a “Las Vegas style shooting” during the All-Star Game in Denver after receiving a tip from a maid working at a hotel not far from Coors Field, who discovered more than a dozen weapons and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside one of the rooms Friday night.

Multiple informed law enforcement sources connected with the investigation told Denver7’s Liz Gelardi and Denver7 chief investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski that they found the weapons inside a room on the eighth floor of the Maven Hotel as All-Star Game celebrations got underway.

Sources said police removed 16 long guns, body armor and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from the room which featured a balcony overlooking the downtown area. The sources said they feared the number of weapons, ammo, vantage point and large crowds could have resulted in a “Las Vegas style shooting.”

Denver’s Fox News affiliate reports:

On Saturday, DPD reported that three men and one woman were arrested in connection to the investigation on charges related to illegal possession of firearms. Richard Platt, 42, Gabriel Rodriguez, 48, and Ricardo Rodriguez, 44, were arrested on the investigation of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Platt and Rodriguez are also facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Platt also had a warrant from another jurisdiction. Forty-three-year-old Kanoelehua Serikawa is being investigated for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and had a warrant from another jurisdiction.