Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Charged

August 3, 2018

At approximately 2:45 AM, Thursday morning, on August 2, 2018, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Boulder Street in Colorado Springs in response to a shots fired call for service.

Upon arrival in the area, an officer contacted an adult male suspect in the street.  As other officers began to arrive the suspect produced a handgun and shots were exchanged between the suspect and the police. 

One officer was gravely wounded, and the suspect sustained a non-life-threatening injury.  The officer and the suspect were both transported to a local hospital where they are being treated.  The officer was identified as Officer Cem Duzel, a five-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The suspect has been identified as Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, DOB 02/09/87.   His charges include Attempted First-Degree Murder, Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender and Felony Menacing.  He is being held without bond.

If anyone knows Al Khammasi or has any information about him, please contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666 or Crimestoppers at 719-634-7867.

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