Suspect, two officers injured during arrest in Cripple Creek

Jeffrey Bader Colorado Springs Police Department

This story has been updated with information about the suspect and officers involved. 

Three people, including two law enforcement officers, sustained minor injuries during an arrest in Cripple Creek Sunday night, according to police. 

Police said around 8:15 p.m., they got a call about a suspicious person on Highway 67 in the Cripple Creek area. When officers arrived, the man immediately sped off. Officers chased him until he crashed near mile marker 51. 

As officers approached him, the suspect aggressively attacked them, according to police. The officers fired at least one shot, hitting the suspect. 

Police said the suspect was injured by the shots. A Teller County sheriff’s deputy and a Cripple Creek police officer were injured in the attack. All three were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect, 52-year-old Jeffery Bader, has been released from the hospital and is being held in the El Paso County jail. He is charged with attempted murder, assault, and vehicular eluding.

The two officers, Teller County deputy Mark Bissett and Cripple Creek officer Heike Karr, have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. 

Bissett and Karr have been put on routine administrative leave.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the shooting. 

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