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CAUGHT: Suspect allegedly involved in shootout with Colorado Springs police arrested

Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 4:56 AM MDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 6:04 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs police announced the arrest of a suspect following a shootout involving officers late Wednesday night.

Three officers had been sent to the Pikeview Reservoir just before midnight Thursday to investigate reports of a man in the area shooting a weapon.

“About 11:40 p.m., CSPD officers were dispatched to the area of the 4200 block of Mark Dabling to the Pikeview Reservoir on reports of a man firing a high-end gun. Officers attempted to contact that man, at which point he began firing at them,” said Colorado Springs Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jim Sokolik.

The officers fired back “at least once each,” Sokolik said.

None of the officers were hit.

“That individual then fled,” Sokolik said.

The suspect was identified as Christopher Jerome Wilson. He was arrested on Thursday, and once he is medically cleared he is expected to face the following charges:

-Attempted First Degree Murder of a Peace Office - three counts

-Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender

-Illegal Discharge of a Firearm

-Prohibited Use of a Weapon

-Reckless Endangerment

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