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Seriously injured suspect accused of auto theft and break-in

Posted at 4:21 AM, Jul 26, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE ARE WORKING TO PIECE TOGETHER REPORTS OF A CARJACKING AND HOME INVASION ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE CITY. — Colorado Springs Police are working to piece together a string of crimes late Thursday on the northwest side of the city.

First, there was a reported car crash along I-25 and Woodmen Rd. According to police, the driver of the car had a serious bleeding injury to his neck. Another driver stopped to help, but was carjacked instead.

Police say the suspect didn't make it far in the stolen car as he crashed again just a few miles down the road, the tried to steal another car from outside a home on Gillen Road, but the vehicle would not start.

A woman who lives at the home was yelling at the man to leave her property before she got into a "scuffle" with the man, according to police. Eventually the man got into the home where he got into another "scuffle" with the male homeowner. Shortly afterwards, El Paso County Deputies arrived to arrest the suspect.

The female homeowner was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment and surgery for the serious injury to his neck. According to police, the injury happened before the first car crash.

Even though the second attempted auto theft and home invasion happened in the Sheriff's Office jurisdiction, the Colorado Springs Police Department will handle all of the connected cases.