ARRESTED: Man suspected of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs Police officer is back home after being shot Friday night. The incident is being investigated as an attempted homicide.
At about 8:30 p.m. on Friday a viewer reached out to 11 News after driving through the intersection of N. Nevada Avenue and E. Fillmore Street. The area is just to the east of I-25.
According to Lt. James Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department, an officer tried to make contact with two suspicious people on motorcycles. While the officer was trying to make contact with the suspects, one of the motorcyclists fired shots at the officer. The officer was hit and the gunmen fled the scene, according to Lt. Sokolik. The officer did not return fire.
On Monday, the officer was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.
The motorcyclist who did not fire a weapon stayed at the scene.
The suspected shooter was identified by police on Saturday as 25-year-old Jacob Aaron Sedillo. Sedillo was arrested on Tuesday in the 600 block of Superior Street.
Click here for more on what led up to the shooting, according to an arrest warrant.
Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact them at 719-444-7000.
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