Sheriff's Office Provides Update to Officer-Involved Shooting

Dec 19, 2023 - 3:00pm

As the lead investigating agency, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office provides the following additional information to the original media release provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department:

As the investigation into the officer-involved shooting has advanced, it has been confirmed the occupants of the stolen vehicle contacted by officers and deputies in the 5900 block of Constitution were each under the age of 18. All three juveniles, which includes the individual in possession of a handgun upon exiting the vehicle, have been arrested on felony charges including three counts of Attempted Murder, two counts of Attempted Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Assault on a Peace Officer stemming from this contact and the violent crimes reported leading up to this incident. The suspect injured in this incident was in stable condition as of the time of this release.

As the involved are juveniles, further information regarding their identity, specifics of the crimes charged, or further medical status will not be released.

Original release by CSPD on 12/16/23:

“At approximately 4:04 AM Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department and Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to locate a suspected stolen vehicle that may have been used in other violent crimes earlier this morning in both jurisdictions. The vehicle was located in the 5900 block of Constitution Avenue. CSPD Officers and EPSO Deputies arrived on the scene and attempted to contact the suspect vehicle, who then fled. CSPD conducted a force stop method on the suspect vehicle and a male occupant exited while in possession of a handgun. At that time at least one CSPD officer shot at least one round striking the suspect in possession of the weapon. Officers provided emergency medical aid and the suspect was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. No other individuals were injured. Additional occupants of the vehicle fled on foot but were taken into custody a short distance away without incident. All suspects are accounted for and there is no ongoing threat to the public at this time.

The northwest entrance of the shopping center will be closed for the next several hours. Please avoid the area while the investigation takes place.

Pursuant to Colorado State Law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the officer-involved shooting, and all other investigative updates will come from them.”

MR 23-090

Office of the Sheriff

27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

719-520-7100 / 719-390-5555 (after hours)

El Paso County Jail

2739 East Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States