Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Crestone Lane
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane. During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired.
The male party succumbed to his injuries on scene. The officers 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 identity of the deceased male will not be released until the Coroner's Office makes positive identification and the next of kin is notified.
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.