UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 8/23/2023 10:15 a.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The armed suspect detained on the golf course by staff at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 22, after crashing his car, then allegedly firing shots in the air, has been identified by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
CSPD identified the suspect on Wednesday, Aug. 23, as 20-year-old Joel Martin of Colorado Springs. Martin’s booking photo has not yet been released.
According to police, Martin was arrested for 10 different offenses including felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses. The felony charges include; three counts of Attempted Murder, Illegal Discharge of a Weapon, and Menacing.
Armed suspect with firearms detained on golf course, police say
TUESDAY 8/22/2023 12:25 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) held a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 22 after a shelter-in-place order was activated and then lifted about 30 minutes later for the Broadmoor Valley neighborhood, as officers searched for an armed suspect with firearms near the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
According to CSPD, officers first responded to the area after being notified of a crash near the 3800 block of Broadmoor Valley Road. Police said several 911 calls reported that a suspect crashed a white Mercedes, then got out of the car with a rifle and handgun and fired about five to six rounds into the air before running from the scene into a nearby ravine.
When officers arrived, they found a handgun with additional ammo inside the car that had crashed into a mailbox. Police, along with K9 and drone units were immediately deployed in search of the suspect.
CSPD said during the search, officers were advised that staff from Cheyenne Mountain Resort had detained the suspect on the golf course. Police stated there were two handguns in close proximity to where the suspect was detained and taken into custody.
Police said a rifle was also found on the street.
The investigation into the incident is expected to last multiple hours, and police said no injuries have been reported. The suspect’s name, photo, and potential charges they face will be released at a later time. “We would like to acknowledge and thank the actions of those individuals who detained the suspect,” wrote CSPD in a press release.
The shelter-in-place order was activated just before 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday and lifted around 10:45 a.m. Police advised the public to sign up on COS Ready, the local program used by CSPD to notify the public of any emergencies in Colorado Springs.
CSPD asks the public if they have any information or if their house was struck to call the police at (719) 444-7000 and give a report. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-7867.
Shelter-in-place lifted for Broadmoor Valley neighborhood
TUESDAY 8/22/2023 10:48 a.m.
A shelter-in-place order for the Broadmoor Valley neighborhood has been lifted after the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was searching for an armed suspect with firearms in the 3800 block of Broadmoor Valley Road, near Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
CSPD told the public to continue to avoid the area as police continue their investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: Shelter-in-place for Broadmoor Valley neighborhood, armed suspect in area, police say
TUESDAY 8/22/2023 10:28 a.m.
A shelter-in-place has been activated for the Broadmoor Valley neighborhood due to an armed suspect with firearms in the 3800 block of Broadmoor Valley Road, near Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) told the public to avoid the area, and for people nearby to shelter in place. “CSPD will send an all-clear message when appropriate,” stated police.