Suspect causes major damage in Colorado Springs, led police on short chase

Police say the man hit property with his truck, fired a gun in the area, and led officers on a short chase.
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 7:33 AM MDT|Updated: May. 28, 2023 at 1:06 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A suspect caused quite a scene in Colorado Springs this weekend.

Around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the area of Fontanero and Wahsatch for a man damaging a white Toyota truck. Police say the man, that has now been identified as Red Colnot, was armed with a firearm.

Officers say the suspect hit numerous street signs along Recreation Way, and fired multiple rounds from his firearm into the air. Police have not said if the shots fired struck anyone.

Police say the suspect then drove through two property gates and took out a light pole, which took out a power line on Recreation Way. The truck then became inoperable, and the suspect took off on a short foot pursuit before he was taken into custody.

Colnot was later taken to the hospital, with high level of intoxication. Police say Colnot was served and released on numerous charges.

This incident followed a spate of shootings in and around Colorado Springs overnight, including one involving a suspect in a wheelchair and another involving a suspect allegedly driven around by a suspected DUI driver. A third shooting just south of the Springs was fatal.