Multiple Homes Struck by Gunfire in Early Morning Hours

Apr 20, 2022 - 12:15pm

On April 20, 2022, at approximately 1:39 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a report of shots fired in the 26300 block of Big Springs Road located in unincorporated El Paso County.

Information from the caller revealed someone fired a round into their residence and a bullet struck and killed their cat. The caller further stated another resident who lived up the road in the 3500 block of Soap Weed Road had also been struck with a bullet and was bleeding. 

Deputies arrived on scene at the residence on Soap Weed Road and contacted the victim who was bleeding from her nose. Ellicott Fire personnel arrived on scene and assessed the victim on scene and determined it was a non-life threatening injury. The victim did not require transport to a local hospital.

Initial investigation revealed four separate homes were struck by gunfire. The homes affected were located in the following locations: 3500 block of Soap Weed Road, 1000 block of North Ellicott Highway, and 2 homes located in the 26300 block of Big Springs Road. 

As information is being gathered we ask the community to provide us with any information that may help us in solving this crime. If you have any information, no matter how slight, we ask you to contact us through our Tip Line at 719-520-7777 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 719-634-7867. As always, be vigilant and be aware of your surroundings.


MR 22-045

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