Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Deadly Force Incident

March 13, 2018

On March 12, 2018, at 3:30 PM, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to the Travel Star Motel in the 1700 block of Nevada Avenue on information that Corky Lee Oliver, 11/14/86, wanted on a robbery warrant, was staying there.

Upon police arrival, a male suspect barricaded himself inside of the room believed to be occupied by Oliver and told responding officers he was armed and holding a woman hostage.

The motel was evacuated and crisis negotiators maintained intermittent contact with the suspect for several hours.

At about 9:40 PM, a police tactical team forced entry into the room and shots were fired.  The male suspect was killed and an adult female was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, having sustained non life threatening injuries.  No law enforcement personnel were injured and there is no current threat to the public safety regarding this series of events.

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 deadly force incident. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as the investigation allows. 

MR 18-020