Suspect in officer involved shooting last week in Colorado Springs identified

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COLORADO SPRINGS (April 27, 2021) — El Paso County deputies have identified the suspect in an officer involved shooting in Colorado Springs.

Richard Quintana was shot and killed outside of a gas station off Garden of the Gods Road last week on April 22. The officers involved in the shooting had asked Quintana to drop a weapon he was carrying multiple times but he did not comply.

The officer who fired that shot is on administrative leave.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this shooting.

UPDATE (May 17, 2021): The officer who fired the shots has been identified as Christopher Burns. Burns has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since March 1998.

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