EL PASO COUNTY – The suspect in the shooting of a Colorado Springs police officer was back in court on Wednesday for his preliminary hearing.
Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi is being accused of shooting Officer Cem Duzel in August.
On Wednesday, prosecutors and the defense dug deep into what happened in the early morning hours of August 2 when Officer Duzel and Al Khammasi crossed paths in the area of Bonfoy and Boulder.
Several officers from the Colorado Springs Police department were brought to the witness stand. One officer stayed with Al Khammasi before the ambulance arrived, on the ride to the hospital, and as he went into the ICU. This officer described Al Khammasi as unresponsive for most of the time. He said he got combative in the hospital at one point and had to be restrained.
Another officer spoke to the dozens of pictures taken of the scene. He pointed out the pools of blood from both Officer Duzel and Al Khammasi as well as the multiple casings from guns found at the scene.
Another CSPD officer was questioned on witness accounts. The officer said one woman told police she saw Al Khammasi at two bars in the area, was rude to an Uber driver, and later on, heard several shots.
Al Khammasi is being held on a $1 million bond. He faces multiple charges including criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
He will be back in court November 30 at 9 a.m. for his arraignment. News 5 will keep you updated.