(COLORADO SPRINGS) — A community member who became a victim of a stabbing after following two alleged shoplifters is being called a good Samaritan by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
On Wednesday, April 5, officers were called to the 6800 block of Crest Hill View near East Woodman Road to assist the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) with a stabbing victim. The stabbing was connected to a shoplifting at the Home Depot at 7120 North Academy Boulevard.
According to police, the victim saw the suspect, 27-year-old Jeremy McIntyre, leaving the Home Depot allegedly with merchandise he had not paid for. McIntyre was later identified as a prolific shoplifter by investigators, said CSPD.
The victim then followed McIntyre away from the store and saw him meeting with a second suspect, 22-year-old Krysten Goodman, who was also allegedly in possession of stolen merchandise from the store.
The victim proceeded to follow both suspects to the area of 6800 Crest Hill View where McIntyre and Goodman were hiding behind a fence, per CSPD. A fight ensued between the victim and both suspects.
Officers said McIntyre allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times, but the victim was eventually able to restrain both suspects until others stopped to assist.