COLORADO SPRINGS – The suspect arrested for shooting a Colorado Springs Police officer Cem Duzel on August 2nd, is due in court for a hearing on Wednesday.
31-year old Karrar Al Khammasi, is facing charges of attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer, Felony Menacing and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.
Khammasi has a history of violence and trouble with alcohol. Court records show that he’s had run-ins with the law in past years. On September 24, of 2013, he was charged with drunk driving.
in 2014, Al Khammasi was charged with extortion, menacing, intimidation and harassment. He pleaded guilty in February of 2014 to a felony charge of trespassing and was sentenced to 2 years probation.
His probation was revoked in November of 2014. Department of Corrections Records shows he spent 5 months in prison between December of 2015 and April of 2016 for a change of vandalism.
In June of 2017, he was ticketed for misdemeanor assault. He allegedly punched the victim in the face 3 times. The ticket indicated that alcohol was again involved.
Al Khammasi was sentenced in February to another year of probation plus 60 days in jail for the assault conviction. The Probation Department in Colorado Springs said he had been compliant with his terms and conditions of probation. However, they filed a complaint with the court to revoke probation based on new charges expected to be filed from the shooting.