Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in the 2400 Block of East Fountain Blvd

August 4, 2019

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 identity of the deceased will not be released until the Coroner's Office makes positive identification and the next of kin is notified.  

The two officers involved were uninjured and have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with CSPD policy. There is no current threat to the community regarding this incident.  

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 19-085