COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department responded to reports of ‘shots fired’ at Memorial Hospital Central on East Boulder Street Monday afternoon.
It happened while a suspect, identified as Randy Bishop, was being evaluated at the hospital before he was to be transported to jail.
A CSPD spokesman said Bishop confronted a detective and was able to get control of the detective’s weapon and fire a shot.
The detective was hurt, but is expected to recover.
Bishop was able to get out of the hospital and into the parking lot, where he carjacked a silver BMW SUV and drove off.
CSPD is actively looking for Bishop, who they’ve described as “armed and dangerous”.
The hospital was put on lockdown during the incident, but as of 5 p.m. on Monday, it was operating normally.
The silver colored BMW SUV that was stolen by Bishop has been located and recovered by detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department as of Wednesday. The car was unoccupied and police are still searching for Bishop.
This is still an on-going investigation. Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.