Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Sanders View
On Saturday, July 9, 2022, at approximately 9:16 P.M., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers responded to a Domestic Violence incident at a residence in the 4200 block of Sanders View. Upon arrival, they contacted an adult female who had obvious signs of injury.
As officers conducted their investigation, an adult male suspect emerged from the residence holding a weapon. Officers immediately ordered him to drop the weapon. The suspect began to raise it toward them at which time at least one of the officers fired at least one round towards the suspect. The suspect was injured from at least one of the rounds from the officers. CSPD Officers and medical personnel immediately rendered medical aid. However, the suspect died at the scene.
No other community members nor officers were injured in this incident. The involved officers were placed on administrative leave per CSPD 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; no other information is available at this time. All updates, with the exception of naming the involved officers, will come from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office.
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