COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) looking for a man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers late Wednesday night in Colorado Springs.
According to CSPD, officers responded to Mark Dabling Boulevard near West Fillmore Street at Pikeview Reservoir around 11:40 P.M. on reports of a man firing his weapon.
Three officers attempted to contact the suspect when he began firing at the officers, according to CSPD. The officers returned fire, each firing at least one round from their weapon.
The suspect fled the scene.
Police say no officers were injured, and this time, it’s unclear if the suspect was hit or not.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation.
UPDATE (August 14, 2020): CSPD has released the names of the officers who fired shots. They are Cpl. Nathan Hefty, who has been with the department since August 2013; Officer Christopher Helland, who has been with the department since March 2018; and Officer Janel Langdon-Isaac, who has been with the department since November 2018.
Per CSPD policy, the officers were put on administrative leave for approximately six working days before returning to duty.