Domestic disturbance suspect shot by Springs police following hours-long search

Police tell 11 News the situation lasted hours, starting late in the afternoon on March 12 and not wrapping up until after midnight March 13.
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 6:22 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 5:54 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police shot and injured a man while investigating a domestic disturbance a few blocks north of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center.

The incident started late Sunday afternoon when officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of North Foote Avenue.

“When CSPD officers arrived on scene, they conducted an investigation and it was determined that the suspect may still be hiding on the home,” said Sgt. Jason Newton with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Police searched the home for hours and eventually found the suspect hiding on the property early Monday morning. Newton said police then gave the suspect multiple commands to surrender, and he ignored each one.

“A Taser was used; however, it was found to be ineffective.”

Newton said it was at some point after the Taser failed to subdue the suspect that an officer shot him.

“The suspect was apprehended and immediate medical aid was rendered to the suspect. The suspect has been transported to a local hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries,” Newton said.

The suspect’s condition is unknown, and he has not been identified at the time of this writing. Newton said no other citizens or officers were injured at any point during the episode.

In accordance with state law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting as the outside agency. The officer is on administrative leave, which is also standard procedure.

While police have not commented on why the officer opened fire, Newton said domestic violence can be a major contributor to these types of incidents and reminded the public that help is there.

“If anyone is experiencing domestic violence, please call. There are a lot of services out there ... there is help available, especially in our community.”

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