CSPD officer assaulted early Thursday morning

COLORADO SPRINGS (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police say a suspect hit an officer in the face and is now facing charges.

It happened at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning on Chelton Road and Jet Wing Drive.

CSPD says officers from its department were assisting a neighboring police department in contacting a suspect. CSPD says the suspect hit an officer in the face and while dealing with the suspect, another officer got a shoulder injury.

Eric Garland was arrested. He is facing multiple charges including second degree assault on a peace officer.