Suspect in hospital after hours-long standoff in Security-Widefield south of Colorado Springs
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A shelter-in-place alert was issued in a Security-Widefield neighborhood on Monday. It was lifted about five hours later after the standoff with an armed and barricaded suspect ended in a deputy-involved shooting.
A witness in the neighborhood tells 11 News she heard about five gunshots and then called 911. The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the deputy-involved shooting. Deputies said the standoff started with a felony menacing report at the address.
Police are reporting a 911 call came in at about 2:20 p.m. on the report of a man “menacing a person with a gun.” A short time later, a caller reported multiple shots were fired in the area.
“EPSO deputies along with Fountain Police Department (FPD) officers responded to a home in the area of the Zero-Hundred Block of Easy Street and saw the suspect within the home,” part of a news release from the Colorado Springs Police Department reads. “The suspect fired at least one round at law enforcement personnel. As a result, one EPSO deputy fired their duty weapon at least one time toward the suspect. As a result, the EPSO’s Tactical Support Group (“TSG”, consisting of SWAT, K9, Tactical Medics from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Tactical Dispatchers, members of the Bomb Squad, and Crisis Negotiators) responded to the scene. Containment was established around the home and efforts by negotiators to communicate with the suspect to obtain his peaceful surrender commenced.”
At about 6:42 p.m., SWAT made entry into the home and arrested 52-year-old Robert Wood. Wood was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. No law enforcement officers were injured.
The investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department is ongoing.
A nearby school, Venetucci Elementary, was placed on secure status during the incident. Parents and guardians were encouraged to check the communication sent from D-3.
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