Man In Surgery After Shooting Outside Bar

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

One man is in custody after a shooting outside a Springs bar early Friday morning.

Michael Rice, 37, was arrested for attempted first-degree murder.

Police say a man was shot in the abdomen outside the Copperhead Road Bar, located on the 3330 block of North Academy. The shooting occurred after a fight between the two men inside the bar. The victim was in surgery Friday morning.

The incident occurred at 1:39 a.m.


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  • by CYS Location: Frt. Crsn on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    Ok...wow... so it is true that this did happen. I also happen to know of the guy who did the shooting, and also worked with him on Fort Carson. First thing, to address the concern with "Concerned Parent" yes, if I were anyone else I would kind of tilt my head at this. A guy who works with kids, doing a shooting. However, since I know him and know that he is of great character I had to think about it differently. And that's what I believe you are missing; a different perspective of thought. Although, this is horrible (the incodent) it could happend to anyone of us. I mean it just happened to of been under some unfortunate cirumstances (loaded gun, and alcohol maybe). But think of this, I bet you have lost your "cool" before, cussed or been in a fight at least once in your life. Now imagine someone seen or heard of you doing those things and then they say " can you imagine that "Concerned Parent" did those things and works with other people!?" There is only one difference is that he is human like us and we all get angry but he made the mistake of carrying a gun... STILL HE IS A GREAT GUY!
  • by iknowhimtoo on Sep 19, 2011 at 09:11 PM
    I also know the guy who is in custody for the shooting.. I agree w/Leslie. He has gone to Copperhead on numerous occasions and hasn't had a problem w/anyone. The situation is an unfortunate one and regarless what anyone says everyone will have their own opinion. Most of the people who were there were most likely intoxicated so who knows what REALLY went on even to the best of their memory. Regardless I pray that the victim pulls through and the real truth comes out.
  • by someguy Location: cs on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:14 PM
    Yeah something happened to him...HE GOT DRUNK!!!
  • by Leslie Location: colorado springs on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    First of all, I know the guy who is custody for the shooting. He is a very polite,caring and helpful individual. I worked with on Fort Carson, and he is a wonderful person. I'm pretty sure something had to go wrong for him to shoot the guy. He just did not shoot him for no reason. Maybe, the guy provoked him, or it was a matter of self-defense. Michael is a good person, and I hope that this was a case of self-defense. Also, the victim who was shot;I hope he recovers from this and is able to move forward with his. Michael, get a good defense attorney to help you get through this. My heart and thoughts are with you as well. Love ya. Leslie
  • by friend Location: springs on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:52 PM
    @me...what do you mean don't jump into conclusion? The Guy shot someone, that to me is a bad Guy. It was not self defense, I was there with the victim and other friends. The shooter WAS looking for a fight, the victim tried to walk away but the Guy and his friend kept going at him. The victim got enough of it and punched the bully. They were seperated and taken outside, that's when the bully shot him. Not just once but 5 times, he was shooting to kill not to scare. So yea he is a BAD Guy.
  • by me on Sep 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    First off nobody knows the actual story of what happened so before everyone jumps to believe what the news is saying and thinking he is a bad person why don't you wait and find out actual facts
  • by Concerned Parent Location: Colorado on Sep 17, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    An worrisome side note is the man who shot a Soldier friday morning worked at the daycare on post watching other Soldier's children, isn't that a comforting thought knowing what kind of individual could be watching your kids while you work.
  • by Me on Sep 17, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    Question is.... Did the person they say was the shooter actually the shooter?or was he running because or hearing gun shots, and because he was black they automatically assumed it was him. Where's the gun?
  • by Kelsie Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM
    Copperhead is a meat market that only people without a life go to. I am sorry, but to go and pay money to see a 35 year old "Cougar" dance on a bar to pay for her children's toys and a fake breast augmentation is not sexy. People need to know the place they are going into, and not expect anything other than violence, std's, and alcohol poisoning.
  • by friend Location: springs on Sep 16, 2011 at 08:56 PM
    The victim was seriously injured, is in critical condition but will pulled through.
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