4 in custody following high-speed chase and police shooting in Colorado Springs; no officers injured
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - No officers were injured following a wild chase across Colorado Springs with armed robbery suspects early Monday morning.
A spokesperson with the Colorado Springs Police Department confirms two officers did fire their guns at the conclusion of the chase.
“Two CSPD officers fired at least one shot each at the suspects,” said Sgt. Jason Newton.
The episode started around 12:20 a.m. with a reported robbery in Old Colorado City.
“The Colorado Springs Police Department Communications Center received reports of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven in the 3000 block of West Colorado Avenue. It was reported that there were multiple suspects that fled in a silver Toyota 4-Runner,” Newton said.
That vehicle was soon spotted several blocks away at West Colorado and 14th Street.
“Officers attempted to make a traffic stop. At that time, at least one suspect from the vehicle fired shots at CSPD officers. At that time, a pursuit was initiated,” Newton told reporters.
The high-speed chase continued for more than 6 miles from the west end of Colorado Springs to the southeast side of town. Suspects continued firing at officers during the pursuit.
“Multiple shots were fired at CSPD officers,” Newton said.
At Chelton and Delta, police were able to deploy a tactical maneuver to stop the Toyota.
“Which was successful, and it disabled the suspects’ vehicle,” according to Newton.
Newton confirmed that the two officers used their weapons at this point.
“Four suspects have been taken in custody. Two were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All officers are accounted four and OK with no injuries.”
The two officers who used their firearms will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure anytime there is a law enforcement shooting.
Those officers were identified on Friday as Officer Jared Huston and Officer Sean Zamora. Officer Huston has been employed with the Colorado Springs Police Department since July of 2019. Officer Zamora has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since October of 2016.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation and all investigative updates will only be provided by the Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead on the investigation, which is also routine in a police shooting.
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