Suspect shot, officers injured in Cripple Creek

Posted at 5:14 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 07:14:43-04

Just after 8 p.m. Sunday night, Teller County deputies and Cripple Creek Police officers responded to a suspicious person call in the 1200 block of Highway 67 in Teller County.

When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male who immediately took off in a vehicle.

Police said that after a short chase, the suspect crashed his vehicle at mile marker 51.

According to police, as they approached the suspect, they were "aggressively attacked." Police said that officers fired at least one shot and the suspect was hit. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A deputy from Teller County, as well as an officer from Cripple Creek were injured during the altercation. Both officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 67 remains closed at mile marker 51 Monday morning as authorities continue their investigation.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Deadly Force Investigation Team is leading the investigation into the incident. According to CSPD, when their investigation is complete they will hand it over to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review. 

At this time, neither the officers involved nor the suspect have been identified. The officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with their agency policy.

CSPD asks that anyone with information or is a witness to the incident call the department at (719) 444 – 7000.