Widefield standoff suspect in custody

Top Stories

WIDEFIELD, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) sent out a shelter-in-place alert to residents in a Widefield neighborhood Thursday evening. That alert has been lifted since the suspect is in custody following a standoff.

Deputies said around 5 p.m., they got a call about a man shooting a gun from the sunroof of his car in the area of Cornell Street and Widefield Boulevard. The suspect then pointed the gun at a person before running into a home on Cornell Street, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies said this may have stemmed from a road rage incident.

The suspect, 36-year-old Darwin Hilliard, barricaded himself inside the home, according to deputies. About three hours later, he surrendered and was arrested without further incident.

Hilliard is charged with felony menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and a previous failure to appear warrant.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local Stories

More Local