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Police looking four armed and potentally dangerous suspects in southeast Colorado Springs Feb....
Police looking four armed and potentially dangerous suspects in southeast Colorado Springs Feb. 24, 2021.(KKTV)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:16 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - At least one arrest has been made following a manhunt in southeast Colorado Springs for four armed suspects accused of burglarizing vehicles overnight.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says it all started after they received multiple reports of car break-ins near the 7000 block of Issaquah Drive.

“One of the victims noticed the suspect vehicle and followed them. At some point, two shots were fired from the suspect vehicle at the victim’s vehicle. At 4:46 a.m. a CSPD sergeant located the vehicle based on the description provided by the victim. The vehicle attempted to elude the sergeant. The sergeant performed a tactical vehicle intervention to stop the vehicle. At that point four suspects ran from the vehicle in different directions,” a spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Police Department said.

The group fled the area and was later seen driving near the Fountain Springs apartment complex off Fountain Boulevard and Torin Road. That’s where the men ditched the car and scattered.

Those living in the 4300 block of Fountain Springs Grove were asked to shelter in place as a precaution while officers searched the area. The shelter-in-place has been lifted as of 8:30 a.m., and police tell 11 News one or more of the suspects are in custody. We are working to get an update.

The lieutenant did not have addresses for the original break-ins, other than they happened north of the area where the suspects eventually ditched their car.

This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more.

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