Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Palace Drive

December 27, 2021

On December 22, 2021, at approximately 9:28 PM, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the 6900 block of Palace Drive.  A reporting caller said a male suspect shot at least one round into their home.

CSPD officers responded and located an adult male suspect in a nearby home armed with a weapon. They also confirmed one other person was in the home with the suspect. 

The CSPD Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) responded and assumed control over the scene and continued negotiations with the suspect, working to deescalate the situation. 

As officers were attempting to talk with the suspect, the suspect fired at least one round at CSPD officers. One CSPD officer fired at least one round at the suspect. During this time, TEU officers were able to safely rescue one person from the home.

One adult male was found deceased in the home with an apparent gunshot wound. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. 

No other community members or officers were injured. One officer involved in this incident has been placed on administrative leave per CSPD’s policy.
 
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 appropriate. All updates, with the exception of naming the involved officer, will come from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office.

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