El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Austin Bluffs Parkway

December 11, 2021

On December 10, 2021, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business in the 3600 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway.

CSPD officers contacted an adult male in a vehicle and gave him commands to exit the vehicle. The suspect fired a gun at officers, and at least one CSPD officer returned fire. The suspect then barricaded himself in the vehicle.

Officers requested the Tactical Enforcement Unit and negotiators to respond. Prior to their arrival,
the suspect called CSPD communications center and said he was armed with a gun and was going to kill an officer.

The suspect then again fired at officers and at least one CSPD officer returned fire. After additional officers arrived on scene and it was safe to approach the vehicle, the suspect was located deceased. 

No other community members, or officers were injured in this incident. Officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave per CSPD’s policy.

In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as appropriate. All updates, with the exception of naming the involved officers, will come from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office.

MR 21-141