Fire breaks out at Colorado Springs motel, suspect in custody

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 01:24:05-04

Some time after 10:00 p.m. Saturday night, a fire broke out at a hotel in the 3100 block of West Colorado Avenue.

Just after 10:30 p.m., CSPD officers responded to the scene to investigate.

According to police, witnesses at the scene advised officers that the suspect was across the street at another business. Officers then contacted and detained the suspect.

CSPD said multiple witnesses reported the suspect was the only occupant in the burned structure when the fire started.

The suspect has been identified as Ashley Passmore. No motive has been established.