Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Teller County

May 23, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Teller County

On May 22, 2020, at approximately 8:58 PM, two Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies encountered a male, near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 (also known as Trail Creek Road), who matched the description of someone that was wanted for Felony Menacing.

The suspect presented a handgun and pointed it at the deputies. The deputies gave the suspect verbal commands and the suspect failed to comply with those commands. One deputy fired at least one round which struck the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  

The two deputies involved are uninjured and have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with Teller County Sheriff's Office policy. There is no known threat to the community regarding this incident.  

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 shooting.  This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as the investigation allows.

MR 20-089