Man faces attempted homicide charge for shooting

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A Superior man accused of spraying Mace in a man's face and shooting at him through a closed door made an initial appearance Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Lucian James Allan, 19, faces felony charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor battery.

According to the criminal complaint:

Superior police responded to the 2300 block of Tower Avenue around 6:21 a.m. Oct. 29 on a report that a person was Maced and possibly shot at. Officers spoke with the male victim, who had water dripping from his face and had difficulty opening his eyes because of the Mace.

The reported victim told officers he opened the back door of his apartment when someone knocked. An unknown male, later identified by the victim from a photo lineup as Allan, asked for the victim's roommate. Allan then asked the victim if he had pushed Allan's girlfriend. The victim told Allan he had grabbed a girl's arm to get a pair of girls out of the apartment earlier, and Allan sprayed him with Mace. When the victim slammed the door shut, he heard a loud noise and thought it may be a firecracker.

Another male inside the apartment told officers he saw a puff of something come through the door and heard a loud bang. Officers called to the apartment saw an exit hole from what appeared to be a bullet in the door. They located the bullet inside the apartment near the door and a shell casing in the stairwell outside the apartment.

Cash bail was set at $100,000 for Allan, with the condition he has no contact with the victim or victim's roommate, and that he not possess any dangerous weapons. A portion of the bail — $10,000 — went to cover another open Douglas County case. He remained in custody Monday in the Douglas County Jail. Allan's next court date was set for Nov. 15.