On January 10, 2023, shortly before 1:00am, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a grey BMW SUV parked in an industrial area of unincorporated El Paso County in Cimarron Hills near Terminal Avenue and Ford Street. The vehicle did not have a license plate and was occupied by two adult men sleeping in the driver and front passenger seats, respectively. They could also see the man in the driver seat was wearing what appeared to be ballistic body armor. The deputies were in full uniform and operating marked Sheriff patrol vehicles.
When deputies attempted contact with the occupants, the driver immediately started the vehicle and abruptly drove forward through a chain link fence and through a business parking lot, causing damage to both the fence and significant damage to the vehicle, and fled the area.
Deputies initially pursued in their patrol vehicles. However, the suspect vehicle eventually moved into opposing lanes of traffic on westbound Galley Road just west of Powers Boulevard. Due to the danger this reckless act presented to the public, the deputies terminated their pursuit.
Attached to this media release are still images from the body worn camera from one of the involved deputies. These images depict the occupants of the suspect vehicle as well as the front side of the vehicle itself. The image of the front side of the vehicle depicted in this photograph was captured prior to it being driven through the fence. The vehicle will now have significant front end damage.
If you recognize these men or know where this vehicle is located, please call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-520-7777 or non-emergency number at 719-390-5555 immediately.
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