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Standoff in Colorado Springs after suspect allegedly fired a shot at officers

Standoff in Colorado Springs Aug. 19, 2020 in the area of Delaware and Galley.
Standoff in Colorado Springs Aug. 19, 2020 in the area of Delaware and Galley.(KKTV)
Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 7:40 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A wanted man shot at officers Wednesday night, inciting an hours-long standoff at a home in east Colorado Springs.

Police said the suspect had been involved in an incident earlier Wednesday at a motel on Rusina Drive. Law enforcement later tracked him to a neighborhood near Galley Road and Delaware Drive.

“A subject tried to flee from officers and it appears that several cars were damaged,” said Sgt. John Chadbourne with the Colorado Springs Police Department of the earlier incident on Rusina Drive. “They were able to conduct surveillance and found the suspect was over at this location.”

Around 6:30 p.m., the suspect was seen going into an apartment. When he saw law enforcement, he fired at least once in the direction.

“Officers set up on the apartment. The subject that was inside that was wanted, he observed officers out back, he fired at least one round through the wall at officers,” Chadbourne said.

For more than three hours, officers tried to convince the suspect to exit the home. A shelter-in-place notification was in place for residents in the area during the standoff.

Around 10 p.m., the standoff came to a peaceful conclusion when a man and woman exit the apartment with their hands up. The woman was taken in for questioning and the man was taken into custody.

“At this point, the male is facing charges. I’m unaware if the female will face any charges,” Chadbourne told 11 News.

The suspect was not publicly identified. 11 News has reached out to law enforcement for more information on what the suspect was originally wanted for.

No injuries were reported, an outcome that could have been far different.

“We have at least four victims that were shot at,” Chadbourne said.

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