COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (1/22, 11:09 p.m.
11 News has learned 31-year-old Neal Joseph Arceneaux has a lengthy criminal history and was out on parole before the shooting.
Suspect: Neal Joseph Arceneaux
According to Arceneaux’s arrest papers: The morning after the shooting, less than a block away, an 85-year-old man woke up to find a stranger in his home. Only 11 News talked to the victim’s daughter Karla.
"He asked him who he was and he said he was my friend. Apparently he had been digging through my car and found my name because i didn't know him,” Karla said.
Karla tells 11 News she was sleeping while everything unfolded, but she says the suspect grabbed her confused father's car keys and drove off.
"I was a little freaked out. I didn't realize who it was, until I called my friend and was like hey some guy said he knew me and ran off with my dad's car. He was like, what did he look like? Was he tall? Yeah, did he have a beard? Yeah. He goes, i think that was the shooter guy! I was like whattt he was in my house!?” Karla said.
Arrest papers say Arceneaux drove that stolen car to a family friend's home where he was arrested, the vehicle was recovered by police.
UPDATE (1/20, 2:49 p.m.
Colorado Springs police now confirm they have Neal Arceneaux, the suspect in the shooting near Union and Vickers, in custody.
Officers tell us he was taken into custody on the 1400 block of Bates Drive Saturday morning around 9.
All lockdowns have been lifted.
Colorado Springs police are continuing their search for a man who they say shot at officers Friday near Union and Vickers. The shooting prompted a lockdown on an entire neighborhood.
Police originally arrived on scene for a disturbance involving a gun. When police arrived an armed suspect tried running. During the chase, both the officers and the suspect fired shots.
Police say the suspect is 31-year-old Neal Joseph Arceneaux. He is described as a white man, about 6-foot-6 and about 205 pounds.
An extensive search of the area was completed by patrol and officers of the Tactical Enforcement Unit; however, the suspect was not located. No officers were injured during the incident, and the condition of the suspect is unknown at this time. The suspect is wanted on numerous felony warrants unrelated to this investigation and should be considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of suspect Neal Joseph Arceneaux is asked to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000 or can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers 719-634-STOP, (7867).
A reverse emergency call went out to residents soon after the shots were fired:
This is an important message from the Colorado Springs police department. CSPD is working a critical incident in the area of Union/Vickers. CSPD is asking that you lock your doors, stay inside and shelter in place until further notice. If you see anything suspicious please contact 911 immediately. CSPD is looking for a Caucasian male in his 30’s who is six foot wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. Do not approach the suspect if you see him. CSPD will send out another ENS message when the situation has been handled