Police respond to shots fired in southeast Springs, 1 in custody

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police Department responded to an area of southeast Springs for an active situation with shots fired Friday morning.

Police were first called around 8 a.m. to a home invasion in the 1200 block of N. Weber Street. At least one suspect took off with a homeowner's car after firing a shot.

About 30 minutes later, officers responded to the area of S. Powers Boulevard and Hancock Expressway near the Colorado Springs Airport around after the home invasion robbery led to a hit-and-run crash. Officers say the driver crashed into the airport fence. Following the crash, a foot pursuit began where the suspect fired at least one more shot.

Police say the suspect had an encounter with airport employees who were uninjured, except for emotional distress.

According to an airport spokesperson, flights were not affected, but the incident remained an active scene near the northwest side of airport property.

That person is now in custody. Police and SWAT spent several hours searching for a second suspect following witness accounts that prompted school lockouts in the area. As of 1:30 p.m., officers said they were investigating whether or not there was ever a second suspect involved.

During the initial search, police warned the public to avoid the area. Officers said there were at least four different scenes connected to the crime spree in the area.

No officers were injured. The person in custody just has minor injuries that are not from the shots fired. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

Because of the police activity, several Harrison School District 2 schools were placed on lockout that included Turman Elementary, Soaring Eagles Elementary, Bricker Elementary, Giberson Elementary and south campuses of James Irwin Charter Schools. As of 1:30 p.m., all lockouts were lifted.