Devil's Head camper shoots carjacking suspect out of El Paso County

Published: Jul. 2, 2018 at 2:32 PM MDT
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A camper in Colorado shot a man suspected of stealing a vehicle in El Paso County on Monday.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office put out a tweet at about 2:25 p.m. stating authorities were searching for a man in his twenties or thirties driving a small blue car. The sheriff's office said he could be armed with a shotgun or rifle and was considered armed and dangerous.

The carjacking reportedly happened along Rampart Range Road, a specific location was not provided. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the 29-year-old suspect drove the stolen vehicle to Devil's Head Campground. While driving he reportedly fired shots at passing vehicles.

Armed with a rifle, the suspect approached an unsuspecting camper. The sheriff's office says a confrontation ensued and the camper shot the suspect multiple times. The suspect was taken to the hospital. The suspect was last reported in stable condition.

The suspect will face charges out of Douglas County and will also have charges out of El Paso County. Douglas County charges will be determined after consulting with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office but likely will include attempted murder and felony menacing.

All campsites from Devil's Head will be closed for about two days as the investigation continues. The suspect's identity was not released to the public at the time this article was written.