Officer-involved shooting sends CSPD officer to the hospital

Crime

COLORADO SPRINGS— The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday night officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs.

The shooting took place near Galley and Arrawanna Street just before midnight.

EPCSO Sergeant Deborah Mynatt says shots were fired after a CSPD officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection.

The male driver shot at the officers who returned fire.

EPCSO says during the incident at least one round was fired at the suspect by the officer.

The driver drove away from the scene and was later involved in a traffic accident at Pikes Peak Avenue and Dunsmere Street.

The driver fled the scene and is still at large.

One CSPD officer was shot and taken to a nearby hospital. The officer’s injuries are non-life threatening.

The suspect involved remains at large, but deputies don’t believe there’s a known threat to the public at this time.

The mayor tweeted his comments about this incident:

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