Deputy in Officer Involved Shooting on Chiricahua Identified

June 1, 2020

CSPD Press Release:

On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 8:58 P.M., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO)
Communications Center received reports of a domestic violence incident in the 1000 block of Chiricahua Drive.
The reporting party stated that her husband was intoxicated and threatening to cause her harm. A young child
was also reported to be in the home. The reporting party told 9-1-1 that the suspect had left the residence, and
was now outside.

When the first deputy arrived on scene, he moved the victim to safety. At that time, he heard gunshots coming
from the area of the suspect’s residence. The second deputy arrived on scene and observed the suspect standing
in the middle of the road on Chiricahua Drive armed with a weapon. The second deputy engaged the suspect
with verbal commands. The suspect refused to comply and aimed the weapon at the deputy. The deputy fired at
least one round striking the suspect at least one time. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non 
life-threatening injuries. No deputies were injured during this incident.

Any further updates or information on this case will only come from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The deputy involved in this incident is Deputy Bethany Gibson. Deputy Gibson has been employed with the Sheriff's 
Office since January of 2013 and is assigned to the Patrol Division. She is currently on administrative leave in accordance 
with our policy.

Any further updates or information on this case will only come from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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