Sheriff's Office Investigating Officer Involved Shooting at Maizeland Road and North Academy Boulevard

October 9, 2021

On October 7, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Robbery Detectives contacted a vehicle at Maizeland Road and North Academy Boulevard. This vehicle was believed to be involved in multiple bank robberies.

The suspect attempted to flee detectives and the vehicle was stopped. When CSPD detectives approached to contact the driver of the vehicle, the suspect inside fired at least one round at the detectives. At least one detective fired at least one round in return. The suspect was struck at least one time, placed into custody, and was immediately provided medical aid. The suspect was subsequently transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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.

The involved detectives were not injured and have been placed on administrative leave per their policy. Information regarding the law enforcement officers involved in this incident will come from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

This is an isolated incident with no known threat to the community. If you have information pertaining to this officer-involved shooting, please contact our Investigations Tip line at 719-520-6666.

All information regarding this investigation will come from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office.

MR 21-103