Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Weekend Shooting

April 4, 2022

On April 3, 2022, just after 5:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 calls from citizens reporting a shooting outside of a residence in the 6000 block of Metropolitan Street. When EPSO Patrol Division deputies arrived they discovered two adults with gunshot wounds.  They were subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Detectives from EPSO’s Investigations Division responded and assumed investigative control of the incident.  

Based on their efforts, probable cause was found to charge Elroy Uchner, DOB: 9-19-1996, with Attempted First Degree Murder, Prohibited Use of Weapons, and other traffic related charges.  He was later booked into the El Paso County Jail on an arrest warrant for these charges and was not given a bond.  His mug shot is attached to this media release.  As was previously reported, the two victims are expected to survive their injuries.  The Sheriff’s Office is confident this was an isolated incident.

Additionally, detectives determined the armed person reported to be similar in description to the shooting suspect who was seen on foot in the Stratmoor Valley area yesterday morning after this shooting who elicited the EPSO’s Tactical Support Group response was found to not be related to this investigation.  That person was contacted and determined to not be a threat to the public.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would again like to thank our Security/Widefield and Stratmoor Valley neighbors for their adherence yesterday to our shelter-in-place requests as this greatly contributed to law enforcement being able to focus their efforts on the task at hand.  As always, we remain committed to bringing those accused of violent crime to justice in order to make the Pikes Peak region a safe place in which to live and work.

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MR 22-034