UPDATE: Suspect Identified in CO Springs Shooting


Police say they are now looking for 27-year-old Crystal Espinoza in the shooting of a man Saturday night on N. Hancock in Colorado Springs. The victim was shot in the upper torso, and is still fighting for his life in the hospital. The unnamed 34-year-old is currently in critical condition, but his condition is improving.

Police closed down North Hancock Avenue between Janes Lane and Columbia during the initial investigation. Detectives say 12-15 people were involved in the initial disturbance that led to the shooting, including a mix of teens and adults.

The suspect in the case, Crystal Espinoza, is described as a Colorado Springs resident. She is described as a Hispanic Female 5-feet, 5-inches tall, 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes.

Police say she fled the scene after the shooting and is currently at-large. There has been a warrant issued for her arrest on the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder.

If you know where she is or if you see her, please call 911 and do not approach as she should be considered armed and dangerous. Click on the photo tab at the top of this story to view a large image of the suspect.

If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or you can simply text CSPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).

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