KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

High Fire Danger Wednesday

Suspect Shot By Fountain Police Is Active Duty Soldier

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Fountain Police have identified man shot by a police officer over the weekend as an active duty soldier stationed at Fort Carson. They say Stephen Payne, 34, reached for a weapon when confronted by officers.

Shortly before 1:00 Sunday morning, Fountain police received a 911 call about shots being fired inside a home at 882 Daffodil Street. Upon arriving on scene, offices learned that a domestic incident had broken out between a man and woman at the home, leading the man to fire at least one shot. Two small children were in the home at the time.

Fountain Police say several of the officers who were sent to the home were members of the Emergency Services Unit. They are specifically trained and equipped to make a tactical response to a dangerous situation.

Shortly after the officers and a negotiator arrived, Payne followed family members into the front yard with a handgun. He didn’t respond to the officer’s commands and reached for the weapon. The Fountain Police Department says an officer fired, striking Payne several times.

Payne was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries and remains in the ICU there Monday. No one else was injured.

The police officer who fired was placed on a routine 3 day administrative leave.

To date, the ongoing investigation has included a crime scene technician from Colorado Springs. The El Paso County District Attorney’s office is also involved and charges are pending.


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
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165897416