Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain Valley Bank, located in Aspen Park, to make the night deposit. VanDuyn was seen arriving and exiting his vehicle.
At 9:35 p.m., a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy in the nearby RTD parking lot heard automatic gunfire. The deputy drove toward the area of the gunfire and saw a full-size, Ford pickup, with possible "running lights" on the cab, leaving the area at high speed. The deputy followed the truck northbound on Highway 285, but lost sight of the vehicle in thick fog near South Turkey Creek Road. The Deputy continued northbound on Highway 285. At 9:42 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from the bank, indicating a man was down. Two deputies responded and found VanDuyn shot outside of his vehicle. He had been shot by a .223- caliber weapon.
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