New Information: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigates possible kidnapping


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo.– The El Paso Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible kidnapping that happened at a Sonic drive-thru in the 300 block of Main Street in Widefield.

There were reports of “shots fired” as a woman was forced into a dark-colored vehicle. The El Paso County Police Department said at a press conference Wednesday evening that a woman was later seen running near Interstate 25 and Academy Boulevard.

A short time later, the vehicle involved in the case was found, and a brief chase ensued.

A suspect involved in the incident was been taken into custody, although their charges are not yet known.

On Wednesday night, EPSO announced it was searching for Devon Larson, a person of interest in the incident. Thursday morning, the department confirmed it had been in touch with Larson, but did not offer further information as to what her involvement in the case may have been.

Check back for updates on this story as it develops.

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