UPDATE: SATURDAY 9/16/2023 6:53 a.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The shooting suspect overnight on Friday, Sept. 15 apparently fired at least 50 rounds from a rifle at an apartment complex off Barnes Road, east of Powers, before being taken into custody, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
CSPD identified the suspect as 35-year-old Joey Daniel Romero, who sustained a non-life-threatening injury to his leg, which police said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers lifted the shelter-in-place just before 10:30 p.m. Friday for the 6300 block of Barnes Road. At the scene, CSPD collected approximately 50 spent shell casings, and officers said multiple structures in the area were hit several times.
Romero was taken to the hospital following the shooting and is facing multiple felony charges related to the incident. The community is asked to continue to avoid the area on Saturday, Sept. 16 as police continue to investigate.
“No other citizens or officers were shot. No officers discharged their weapons,” said CSPD.
ORIGINAL STORY: Shooting suspect in custody following shelter-in-place
FRIDAY 9/15/2023 10:31 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said a suspect is in custody following a brief shelter-in-place in the area of Barnes Road east of Powers Boulevard.
According to CSPD, a heavy police presence responded to the 6300 block of Barnes Road shortly before 10 p.m. on a reported active shooter. A Peak Alert was sent to neighbors in the area asking them to shelter in place, though it was lifted just after 10:30 p.m.
CSPD said police were in the process of ensuring there were no injuries as a result of a possible shooting. Police asked the community to continue to avoid the area as police investigate the incident.
FOX21 News has a crew at the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.