MONUMENT — A woman is in police custody after a car chase that led to her pointing a firearm at an officer, according to police.
Police say the trooper fired once, but no one was injured.
Castle Rock Police say the incident began in Castle Rock when police identified a stolen vehicle. CRPD say the driver of the vehicle then tried to escape from police officers, hitting a patrol car. The officer was not injured.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper then spotted the car, a 2013 Hyundai sedan, on I-25 southbound in southern Douglas County. Police say the officer tried to contact the vehicle, but the woman again tried to flee.
The woman then hit a guardrail, and the trooper was able to pin the vehicle to the guardrail, according to police.
The driver then exited the vehicle with a firearm, crossed to the north side of I-25, where she then tried to carjack a different car, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
It was at this point that police say she pointed the gun at the officer, which led to the officer firing at least one shot.
The woman was identified as 30-year-old Amanda Yvonne Flores. Flores was arrested for First Degree Assault of a Peace Officer, Aggravated Robbery, Vehicular Eluding, and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender. Flores was booked into the El Paso County Jail.
The trooper involved has been placed on administrative leave per Colorado State patrol Policy, and the Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the incident.