Douglas County CEO seen in images brandishing gun at Hispanic man who got lost

Jeremy Jojola
9News
Posted 7/12/20

GPS directions led Chris Ochoa to the wrong home in Sedalia while looking for a wedding rehearsal, prompting the homeowner to chase him down in a truck, cut him off and allegedly point a gun to his head.

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Douglas County CEO seen in images brandishing gun at Hispanic man who got lost

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GPS directions led Chris Ochoa to the wrong home in Sedalia while looking for a wedding rehearsal, prompting the homeowner to chase him down in a truck, cut him off and allegedly point a gun to his head, according to law enforcement records obtained by 9Wants to Know.

“I stayed as still as possible because I knew he was in a rage, I knew he could shoot any time, and I knew I could die at any time based on how he was reacting,” Ochoa, 26, wrote in a statement to law enforcement. “As a minority, I felt in danger.”

In the Douglas County Sheriff's Office incident report, Ochoa told deputies that 58-year-old homeowner Paul Favret -- CEO of Highlands Ranch-based Resource Energy Partners, an energy development company -- chased him down in a truck and yelled, “I want to blow your (expletive) head off.”

Ochoa told deputies Favret didn’t listen to his apology but continued to act in an aggressive manner while waving the gun around.

A company spokesperson told USA Today  that Favret was placed on administrative leave following the incident while an outside counsel is reviewing the matter.

> CLICK HERE for more on this story from Denver's KUSA-9News, including a statement from Favret. This story is used by permission.

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