June 4th Officer Involved Shooting Update

Jun 10, 2024 - 2:30pm

On June 4, 2024, at approximately 10:00 am, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call reporting an ongoing disturbance between several adults in the 4300 block of Chamberlin S, in unincorporated El Paso County. One individual was identified as being armed with a weapon and possibly had warrants for his arrest.

El Paso County deputies arrived and encountered an armed adult male. During the encounter, two deputies fired at least one round. The suspect fled after stealing an unmarked El Paso County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

The vehicle was tracked, using technology, to the Sienna Place Apartments, where deputies apprehended the suspect without incident and rendered medical aid. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

The deputies involved were placed on administrative leave per EPSO policies.

They are identified as:

• Deputy Chad Johnson, who has been employed with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office since 2013.
• Sergeant Jared Harmon, who has been employed with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office since 2004.

Per Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation, and information will be released as appropriate. All information regarding the deadly force investigation will come from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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