MONUMENT, Colo. — An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy killed a suspect during a barricade situation in Monument.
Deputies said they were called out to the complex on Second Street because a man was firing a weapon out the window, hitting cars.
When a Monument police officer arrived at around 3 p.m., they called in the El Paso County SWAT team, because the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home. When SWAT got there, they fired shots, ultimately killing the suspect. The shots were fired around 4:30 p.m.
Witnesses believe the suspect was shooting a BB or pellet gun, but that has not been confirmed by law enforcement.
Deputies said the suspect hit multiple cars with the bullets, including police cars.
Deputies asked people who live in the area of Second Street in Monument to stay inside their homes and away from doors and windows.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the incident, which is standard protocol.
Brian Mann’s truck was one of the cars shot.
“BANG!,” he said. “I hear a loud pop on the side of my truck. So my first reaction is — I’m retired Army — so it kind of triggered me a little bit. I put my truck in park and jump out. [A guy in the neighborhood] was like ‘a guy in the apartment is shooting everybody right now.’ After everything took place, everything kind of sets in, and you think Wow! this is actually reality. You don’t think about driving in Monument getting shot at. I’ve shot at plenty of times over in Iraq.”
Mann believed the suspect was intoxicated.
Due to the investigation, Second and Third Streets from Jefferson to Beacon Lite Road in downtown Monument will be closed for most of Sunday night and possibly into Monday morning.
The name of the man who was killed has not yet been released.