Man Injured After Firing At Officers

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Officers went to a home Friday afternoon to check on someone who was reportedly suicidal.

But when they got to the house on Holt Drive in northeast Colorado Springs, the officers found themselves face to face with a man aiming his gun at them.

It took just minutes to unfold: the man opened fire, officers shot back and in the end the suspect was on the ground. From the dispatch tapes:

Officer at scene:
"He's pointing the gun at us right now."
"He's shooting at us."
"He shot one round at our car."

Second officer: "If you have a shot, take it."

First officer: "I'm trying."

Second officer: "Is he down? I'm coming in from the east."

Residents in the quiet neighborhood east of the Sky Sox stadium described the scene as a shootout. One woman told 11 News she heard at least "four pops."

In the end, only the suspect was injured. He was taken to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown.

The incident is being investigated by the CSPD Major Crimes Unit. The district attorney's office is also taking part in the investigation.

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
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261287211 -
Gray Television, Inc.