Sheriff's Office Identifies Suspect from Officer Involved Shooting

August 6, 2019

Sheriff's Office Identifies Suspect from Officer Involved Shooting 

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 6:45 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to a report of a personal robbery in the 2400 block of East Fountain Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers interviewed the victim who identified two suspects. Officers contacted the suspects and during the encounter, one suspect reached for a firearm.  At least one officer fired a shot at the suspect.  

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The El Paso County Coroner has positively identified the deceased as 19-year-old Devon Malik Bailey.  The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner’s Office once they have all the information to make a ruling.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for this officer involved shooting.  This is an ongoing investigation and all updates will only be provided by the Sheriff's Office Public Information Office at the appropriate time.

MR 19-088