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Colorado Springs officer injured in shooting out of hospital, police say

Officer-involved shooting at Galley Rd. and Arrawanna St.
Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 14, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — UPDATE January 26:

Colorado Springs Police have announced Randy Bishop is in custody.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department says an officer injured in this weekend's shooting on Galley Road and Arrawanna Street is now out of the hospital and back home.

Officer Beau Becker was wounded during a traffic stop for an expired license plate. Becker was joined by Officer Christina Mattox as they worked together to contact the driver of the car.

According to police, the driver fired at least one shot at the officers, striking Becker. Both officers returned fire as the driver fled the area. The car was later found crashed nearby and the driver gone.

Specifics on where Becker was hit have not been released.

Officer Becker was shot on his 4th anniversary with the police department. Officer Mattox joined CSPD a little more than a year ago. Both are assigned to CSPD's Sand Creek Division.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as 35-year-old Randy Bishop, who has been on the run from authorities since he escaped custody in November at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs.

Bishop should be considered armed and "extremely" dangerous. He has at least four open warrants for his arrest. Click here to learn more on his criminal history.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is handling this investigation, per protocol. The evidence from the shooting will be turned over to the 4th Judicial District for review.

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