El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on South Nevada Avenue
On October 28, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Communications Center received a report of a man firing rounds from a handgun into an occupied vehicle in a parking lot located in the 1600 block of South Nevada Avenue. That location is a business area of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Prior to CSPD officers arriving on scene, the vehicle in which rounds were fired into left the area and the suspect fled on foot.
Vanguard school officials reported an unknown male on school property to CSPD officers in the area. The male matched the description of the suspect in the shooting. CSPD officers first made contact with the suspect at the intersection of Hunter Avenue and South Corona Avenue. During the contact, the suspect pointed a firearm at the officers. At least one of the officers shot at least one round at the suspect. The suspect then continued to flee on foot with CSPD officers pursuing after the suspect.
The suspect again pointed his weapon at officers in the 1700 block of South Wahsatch Avenue. The suspect pointed the firearm at the officers at which time at least one of the officers fired at least one round toward the suspect. The suspect was injured from at least one of the rounds from the officers.
CSPD officers and medical personnel immediately rendered aid. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. No other community members or officers were injured in this incident. The 6 officers involved in this incident were 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.
The Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information regarding this case to call our Investigations Tip Line, 719-520-6666.