Suspect in Recent Fountain Shooting Dies

Nov 26, 2022 - 9:00am

As was previously reported, on Sunday, November, 20, 2022, at 6:45PM, officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to a reported Domestic Violence incident at a home in the 6900 block of Village Meadows Drive in the City of Fountain, Colorado.  An adult female reported to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center her husband was on scene, was intoxicated, and wouldn’t let her leave the home with their son.  She said she managed to escape the home to a neighbor and call 911.  She said her son was still inside the residence with the suspect.

Shortly after officers arrived on scene, an adult male emerged from the residence and fired at least one round from a firearm at responding officers.  At least one officer returned fire with at least one round, striking the suspect at least one time.  No officers were injured.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries.
The suspect was identified as Ross Milton Floersheim, DOB: 10-15-1981.  Since the night of this incident he has remained at a local hospital where he has been receiving continuous care and  treatment. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has provided in-custody security at the hospital while waiting for his condition to improve.

Late in the evening on Friday, November 25, 2022, Floersheim passed away while in the care of local hospital staff.  The El Paso County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine cause and manner of his death.  In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office remains 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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