CSPD officer assaulted early Thursday morning

Published: Jun. 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM MDT
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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.

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