A Colorado Springs police officer was injured while investigating a stolen license plate shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
The officer was making contact with a suspect in a car that had a stolen license plate, near Fillmore Street and Illinois Avenue. When the officer approached the car, the woman inside sped off at a high rate of speed, striking the officer.
The name of the officer has not been released. He was taken to the hospital and released later Saturday morning.
Police located the car a short time later after it crashed near Nichols Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. The driver left the car and took off on foot through the neighborhood. Police later received a call indicating that the suspect had been seen on Applewood Drive, near Mount View Lane and Hancock Avenue.
Police conducted an extensive search of the neighborhood that lasted hours, but never found the woman.
The suspect is described as a white female in her early 20s, with blond hair and a thin build. She was last seen wearing dark clothes.
If you know anything about this crime you are asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or you call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.
Check back with this page for updates as they become available.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.