Burglary Suspect Identified In Officer Involved Shooting

April 27, 2018

At about 6:15 AM on April 25th, 2018, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 19th street regarding a burglary in progress.  When the first officer arrived the male suspect emerged from the building and fled on foot. 

The officer chased the suspect and the suspect drew a pistol, brandishing it toward a citizen who was also on scene.  The officer fired at the suspect, striking him more than once.

Other responding CSPD and medical personnel arrived to continue emergency medical treatment for the suspect.  The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The El Paso County Coroner has positively identified the suspect as Jese Paul Schlegel, DOB: 03/20/77. 

A mugshot of Mr. Schlegel is attached to this Media Release.  The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for this incident. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as the investigation allows.

MR 18-049