COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (5/25): The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has ruled the February officer-involved shooting justified.
No criminal charges will be filed against Colorado Springs police officer Vijay Seenath from the incident February 9 just north of Penrose Hospital.
PREVIOUS (2/9): Police asked the public to avoid an area near Penrose Main Friday evening for a shooting investigation. No officers were injured in the shooting and everyone involved was accounted for by Friday night.
A call came into police at about 4:10 p.m. for a domestic disturbance in the 2400 block of N. Cascade. Police officers tried to take a suspect in custody when the shooting happened. On Monday, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office released new information stating the suspect was barricaded in a home and came outside armed with a weapon when shots were fired. The sheriff's office is handling the investigation since police officers were involved.
The suspect was identified as Dennis Caldarelli. He's facing charges of intimidation of a witness or victim and false imprisonment.
The shooting involved an officer. Caldarelli suffered a non-life threatening injury. Police could not confirm at the time this article was updated if the suspect was armed.
Police went on a "priority one dispatch" status due to the shooting until about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.