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One person arrested in connection to Sunday shooting in Fountain

El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 10:39 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 07:57:43-04

EL PASO COUNTY — One person has been arrested in connection to a Sunday shooting at the Kum & Go on Fountain Mesa Road.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 15, officers were dispatched to the gas station at 8050 Fountain Mesa Road for a shooting.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a man with a gunshot to his leg.

It was determined occupants of at least two separate vehicles were involved in the shooting.

One of the vehicles involved remained on the scene and any other vehicles that were involved left the scene before officers arrived.

On May 16, detectives with the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Tactical Group executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Judson Street in connection to the shooting.

The order was in effect for about 30 minutes, impacting a 1/4 mile area from Judson Street.

While at the residence, detectives located evidence but did not locate the suspect, 19-year-old Nickilaus Oakley.

Members of the Fountain Police Department's DICE Team and CSPD Detectives began surveillance at a Colorado Springs apartment when they observed Oakley leaving the area and traveling to a residence in the 4800 block of Beechvale Drive.

Oakley was taken into custody without incident.

Fountain Police Detectives responded and gathered evidence from the residence in the 4800 block of Beechvale Drive and at the Vue Apartments in the 1800 block of Ralph’s Ridge.

Oakley was then booked into the El Paso County Jail for First Degree Attempted Murder, First Degree Assault, Illegal Discharge of Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment.

This is an ongoing investigation and if you have any information about this incident, contact Detective Michael Bixby at (719) 382-4264.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or go online. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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