Campground Disturbance Leads to Arrest

July 4, 2020

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 8:11 PM, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to a campground, located  Forest Service Road 306, on a Check the Welfare call. It was reported a male locked himself in the public restroom and was yelling and screaming. It was also reported the same male fired a weapon between three to ten times. Our Communications Center received numerous calls from campers in the area. 
Deputies immediately responded as the campers were self-evacuating the area. 

Deputies responded and provided verbal commands to the suspect in the restroom. The suspect complied and exited the restroom. The suspect then lead deputies to his assigned camp site. The deputies retrieved what the campers believed to be a firearm, the firearm was determined to be an air-soft gun.

The suspect was identified as Mohammed Zahran, DOB: 05/04/83. 

Zahran was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: 
Menacing Felony Real/Simulated Weapon (3 counts) and
Disorderly Conduct Display / Discharge of Firearm in Public (3 counts).

We would like to thank the Colorado State Patrol, Woodland Park Police Department and Teller County Sheriff's Office for their immediate response and assistance in this case.

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