Suspect in Springs officer-involved shooting ID'd; relative asked to contact coroner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Springs police have identified the man shot by an officer outside an apartment complex over the weekend.

Bill Akes, 48, was reportedly found in a stolen vehicle parked outside the Elevate Apartments just before 5 a.m. Jan. 12. When the officers tried to approach Akes, they say he began struggling with police. Shortly after that, shots were fired.

Akes was armed with a hatchet at the time of the shooting.

None of the officers who were involved in the shooting were hurt, but they were placed on administrative leave due to CSPD policy.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office is now asking Katie Thomas Akes to contact them at 719-390-2450.

The apartments are located 400 block of Crestone Lane, just west of the intersection of Interstate 25 and South Nevada Avenue.