Police Officer Possibly Shot At While Sitting In Cruiser


Colorado Springs police are investigating after a police officer may have randomly been shot at unprovoked Tuesday night as he sat in his cruiser.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says it was about 8 p.m. Tuesday when Officer Mike McCormick was completing paperwork in his police cruiser at the northwest corner of Arcturus Dr. and 8th St. when he heard a very loud bang, much like a gun shot.

The officer inspected the vehicle but found no damage at first but as he drove away to respond to another call, he noticed the driver's side mirror was distorted. "Whether it was a firearm or a pellet gun, we don't know. It was something that was moving fast enough and hard enough that it broke the mirror and the casing. If it had been pointed in direction of officer, it could've hurt him seriously or killed him," says Sgt. Steve Noblitt with the Springs Police Department.

The projectile had missed Officer McCormick's left arm by little more than a foot.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is still investigating the incident.

"We train our officers to respond to critical incidents such as that. If we have reason to believe that someone is using deadly force against us, we are going to respond with deadly force," says Sgt. Noblitt.

If detectives track down the shooter, that suspect potentially faces attempted murder of a police officer.

If you were in that area on Tuesday night and saw anything suspicious, police want to hear from you. Call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by A real cop on Mar 13, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    Jarads comments are just that...stupid comments. Bit in case anyone is interested his place of employment has been identified. Jarad, would you like your employer know what you do on their dime? Just so you know that I am not faking that you have been identified, I'll call in a food order and talk it over with ya.
  • by HEHE Location: CS on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:56 PM
    You Go Mark!
  • by TK Location: CS on Mar 12, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    Wow, the people who are going off on Jared just crack me up. For the people who want to "track Jared down" If he is using any IP spoofing or IP masking good luck with that.
  • by MAC Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 11, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    Ezekial is a genius. He has presumably already figured out what the bang was, where the damage to the vehicle came from, and probably already knows who did it. Then, he takes a headline of "possibly fired at" written by a journalist and makes assumptions about the CSPD. Since he didn't vote for the raise, I guess it just makes sense that the officers have to focus more on part-time journalism to makes ends meet. Does anyone want to comment on the aimlessly lost blogging dirt bag that may have done this? If this presumed person is brave enough to shoot at a police cruiser, what does the dirtbag care about me and you? ...and Jared, finding you is easier than you think. But only a real cop would know that your electronic device leaves a signature trace on anything you post. Now, how would I know that. hmmm.
  • by MW on Mar 11, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    A cop, huh, Jared? Add impersonating an officer to your long list of stupidities.
  • by Mark Location: C/S on Mar 11, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    Jared ..You in no way are a cop, or you would not write the comments you do all over these postings.
  • by Ezekiel Location: Springs on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:44 PM
    Seriously it's pretty awesome police work when a headline can read "possibly shot at". Too busy with the donut and radar gun to tell if it was a gunshot or pellet gun? Honestly anyone whos ever fired a gun could very easily tell you the difference. Someone who carries a firearm as part of his career should be able to say with some degree of certainty if he was fired upon. Makes me understand why they can't solve robberies with suspects on tape. Colorado Springs, its like a eutopia bought and paid for by traffic enforcement agents pretending to be police. Huzzah CSPD stand proud!
  • by John Location: COS on Mar 10, 2010 at 08:52 PM
    Are you people retarded? Can't you see Jared is just trying to get a rise out of you? Wake up dummies. I have to agree, you are easy to manipulate!
  • by Emyl Location: COS on Mar 10, 2010 at 08:35 PM
    I am so sick of this crime ridden city! Time to move to Detroit! But seriously, sounds like we have a lot of online tough guys on here.
  • by Jared Location: cos on Mar 10, 2010 at 08:23 PM
    I'm actually a cop here in Colorado Springs.. I just hate my co workers
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