Shots Fired After Dispute at an Arvada Restaurant

Two men were arrested after an argument at an Arvada sushi restaurant led to shots fired in the area of 52nd and Wadsworth on Wednesday, March 30, 2011,  just after 7 p.m.

Arvada police officers were called to Namiko's sushi restaurant, 7310 W. 52nd Avenue, on gunshots in the area. It's believed just prior to the shots fired, a man and a woman became involved in a verbal dispute with two male patrons inside the Japanese restaurant. As the man and woman drove from the area the other individuals involved in the argument followed the pair.

As the victims waited at the light at the intersection of West 52nd Avenue and Vance Street, more arguing erupted between the two sets of people and then gunfire came from one of the male suspects inside a Toyota 4Runner.

No one was injured as a result of the multiple gunshots fired from the handgun. The suspects in the 4Runner then fled the scene.

Erin Cottman, age 25, and Justin Cooke, age 24, were contacted at Cottman's Arvada home a short time later. Cottman was arrested and faces charges of felony menacing. Cooke was released pending charges; he is visiting from California.

The intersection of 52nd and Vance was shut down for a short time following the shots fired incident while detectives investigated the scene.

Mug shots of the suspects are not being released at this time because the investigation continues.

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