Suspect arrested in connection with shooting that injured Costilla County deputy


Law enforcement agencies search for Jackie Wampler, Jr. in connection to an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in Costilla County.

COSTILLA COUNTY — The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested Jackie Wampler, Jr. in connection to a burglary call during which a Costilla County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot multiple times.

The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened around 4 a.m Wednesday. The deputy was responding to a call in the Sangre de Cristo Ranches area southeast of Fort Garland.

Undersheriff Randy Herrera identified Wampler, Jr. as the homeowner of the property involved, and said he’s the one who made the burglary call.

The responding deputy, who was shot on scene, did not find a burglary suspect or signs of a burglary.

He was treated at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa and has since been released.

The Colorado State Patrol reported Wampler, Jr. was arrested around 11:20 a.m.

The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest was made at Wampler, Jr.’s home after a brief standoff.

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