COLORADO SPRINGS — Jacob Sedillo, the suspect accused of shooting a Colorado Springs Police officer last Friday night has been apprehended.
Colorado Springs Police said Sedillo was taken into custody Tuesday without incident after he was located at a residence in the 600 block of Superior Street in Colorado Springs.
According to CSPD, representatives from the CSPD Tactical Enforcement Unit, Canine Unit,
and Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the CSPD’s Unmanned Aerial System Unit, the
Regional Explosives Unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the U.S. Secret Service all took part in the arrest.
Sedillo is accused of shooting an officer during a traffic stop Friday night.
The male officer, who has not been identified was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
Police identified Sedillo as the suspect on Saturday. A warrant was issued for him for attempted first-degree murder.
The shooting happened around 8 p.m. after the officer contacted two "suspicious" motorcyclists in the parking lot of an Auto Zone at 3110 N Nevada Ave, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.
During the contact, police said one of the motorcycle riders, Sedillo, fired a weapon at the officer, striking the officer at least one time. The officer did not return fire, police said. It's not clear if the officer was wearing a protective vest.
“The suspect, one of the motorcycle operators, produced a firearm and fired multiple times at the officer, striking him at least once,” said Lt. James Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department.
After the shooting, Sedillo fled the scene, while the other motorcycle rider remained. It’s not known if the other rider was arrested.
CSPD said they would like to thank the public for the tips provided over the last several days. They would also like to thank local and federal law enforcement partners for offering and providing their assistance in this investigation.
This continues to be an active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.