Standoff Ends, Two Arrested

By: Mecca Rayne
By: Mecca Rayne

Colorado Springs Police say they have arrested two suspects in a shoplifting case at Burlington Coat Factory at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs.

They say this shoplifting situation turned dangerous when the suspects shot off a gun before taking off Monday afternoon.

Officers were able to get a good description of the suspect's vehicle. They were able to find that vehicle in a neighborhood near Gahart and Airport.

When officers arrived they tried to get the suspect to come out, but they wouldn't.

Police, the bomb squad, fire crews and an ambulance were all on scene while the suspects were inside.

Tear gas forced one of the suspects out.

They have been identified as Austin Hood and Alexander Romero.

Both were arrested.

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