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Officers say disturbance and shooting led to dangerous overnight downtown crash

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning near Bijou and Tejon and destroyed patio space and storefronts
Investigators say disturbance and shooting led to dangerous overnight downtown crash
Posted at 6:19 AM, Feb 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-12 13:48:44-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to The Colorado Police Department 24-year-old Fidencio Meza-Pelayo is facing multiple charges after a dangerous early morning crash in downtown Colorado Springs.

Detectives say the crash happened on Sunday just before 2 a.m. near East Bijou Street & North Tejon Street.

According to investigators, Meza-Pelayo was suffering from a gunshot wound at the time of the crash and officers believe he was shot by a homeowner in the 1900 block of South Prospect after an earlier domestic disturbance call.

Investigators say after being shot Meza-Pelayo drove off and made his way into the downtown area. Moments later officers say Meza-Pelayo struck a parked car and crashed into several businesses along the 200 block of N. Tejon St causing a significant amount of damage.

Meza-Pelayo was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, burglary, and several traffic charges. He is currently in the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.


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