A homicide suspect allegedly assaulted an officer in Colorado Springs on Friday evening right before thieving the officer’s patrol car or truck and main law enforcement on a chase which finished with a crash and his arrest. The assaulted officer fired at minimum a single shot at the suspect.
The incident unfolded at about 9:50 p.m. when officers responded to the 200 block of East Arvada Road on a report of a man brandishing a knife, law enforcement mentioned.
A sufferer informed law enforcement that a gentleman asked him for a journey and when the target refused, the male pulled a knife on him. The victim was equipped to break absent and called 911.
As officers were being en route to the 911 contact scene, the suspect entered an condominium “where a murder occurred,” police explained. The suspect left the condominium and encountered the to start with officer to arrive, assaulting the officer. The officer fired at the suspect who got into the officer’s marked patrol car and sped off south on Arvada and onto southbound Interstate 25.
Numerous officers chased the suspect and the stolen law enforcement automobile, which got into numerous crashes before breaking down on I-25 in close proximity to South Academy Boulevard where by the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect was taken to a area clinic and is getting taken care of for injuries. A homicide investigation and law enforcement capturing investigation are ongoing. A number of highway crashes are also getting investigated.
The officer experienced slight accidents and is on administrative go away for every section coverage. Law enforcement did not say no matter whether motorists ended up hurt in the I-25 crashes.