Posted: Jun 17, 2011 4:26 PM by Matt Stafford
A man is recovering, in serious condition, and an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy is on paid-leave after the deputy shot the man Thursday night.
Friday afternoon we heard more from the El Paso County Sheriff's office about the incident, which happened on Falcon Highway around 10 p.m., near the intersection with Ellicott Highway.
The deputy was responding to a criminal trespassing call; there had been a neighborhood confrontation. The deputy then met David Goss in his driveway.
Friday the Sheriff's office is saying the two got into a confrontation that turned physical. They say Goss tried to take the deputy's gun. Goss was shocked with an electrical submission device and eventually shot. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Sheriff's office described Goss's recovery to NF5 Friday afternoon.
"Mr. Goss is currently still in the hospital. He is in stable condition and is likely to be removed from the ICU probably within the next few hours. It is likely that he will be released from the hospital within the next 24 to 48 hours," says Lt. Lari Sevene.
They say when Goss is released he'll be taken to the Criminal Justice Center; he's facing charges, including first-degree assault on a peace officer.
The deputy is on paid administrative leave during the investigation. Lt. Sevene says he had minor injuries but is okay. His name has not been released, but the department is saying that the deputy is a male, 45 years old, and an eight year veteran of the force.