UPDATE: SUNDAY 11/20/2022 10:10 p.m.
(FOUNATIN, Colo.) — An officer-involved shooting in Fountain on Sunday, Nov. 20, resulted from a domestic violence incident, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO).
EPSO said the Fountain Police Department (FPD) responded around 6:45 p.m. to the 6900 block of Village Meadows Drive, after a woman called the EPSO Communications Center and said her husband was drunk and wouldn’t let her leave her home with their son. She managed to escape the home to a neighbor’s house to call 911, but her son was still in the home with her husband.
EPSO said shortly after officers arrived on scene, a man stepped outside the home and fired at least one round from a gun at responding officers. At least one officer returned fire, hitting the suspect at least once. No officers were injured during the gunfire.
The child was immediately rescued from inside the home, and he was uninjured.
EPSO said the suspect “violently resisted” officers’ efforts to take him into custody, and a Taser was used. The suspect was then transported to the hospital and taken into surgery.
A shelter-in-place order was issued for the surrounding neighborhood, and has since been lifted.
Deadly force investigation underway in Fountain
UPDATE: SUNDAY 11/20/2022 8:46 p.m.
An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting at a home in Fountain on Sunday, Nov. 20.
Lisa Schneider, the Public Information Officer with the City of Fountain, said the shooting occurred just after 6:45 p.m., and FOX21’s crew on the scene confirmed police activity in the area of Village Meadows Drive and Maram Way, near Fountain Mesa Road.
Schneider said the Deadly Force Investigation Team, consisting of investigators from the Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, were on scene to take over the investigation.
She added that the scene remains active, and law enforcement will be present for several hours. There is no threat to the community, and neighbors are not in any danger, Schneider said.
ORIGINAL STORY: Officer-involved shooting in Fountain
SUNDAY 11/20/2022 7:42 p.m.
The City of Fountain is reporting an officer-involved shooting on Sunday, Nov. 20.
The City sent out a tweet just before 7:30 p.m. in reference to the shooting near Fountain Mesa Road, though few other details were immediately available. The city said a public information officer was en route to provide more information.
FOX21 News has a crew on the way to the scene and will update this article when more information becomes available.
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