Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting
At about 6:15 AM on April 25th, 2018, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 19th street regarding a burglary in progress. When the first officer arrived the male suspect emerged from the building and fled on foot.
The officer chased the suspect and the suspect drew a pistol, brandishing it toward a citizen who was also on scene. The officer fired at the suspect, striking him more than once.
Other responding CSPD and medical personnel arrived to continue emergency medical treatment for the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
As a result of Senate Bill 15-219, Concerning Measures to Provide Additional Transparency to Peace Officer-Involved Shootings, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) will be investigating the officer involved shooting. Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, provides the statutory requirements for these investigations.
The officer involved has been placed on routine paid administrative leave in accordance with CSPD policy.
We are withholding the suspects identification until the Coroner makes positive identification and the next of kin is notified.
All updates will only be provided by the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer.