Deputy and suspect hospitalized after high-speed chase ends with shooting in Fountain
FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A deputy shot a suspect after a high-speed chase in Fountain early Tuesday morning, KRDO reports.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s office said the chase started in the Security/Widefield area at about 2:45 a.m.
The driver refused to pull over and reached speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour.
Authorities told KRDO that several police cars and civilian cars were damaged — and a deputy’s patrol car caught on fire.
The sheriff’s department called off the chase but the Colorado Springs Police Department caught up with driver near Roaring Springs Avenue and Roaring Springs Lane.
An El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy shot the driver in the cul-de-sac, KRDO reported.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.
“No deputies or officers were injured during the shots being fired; however, officers and deputies sustained minor injuries during the pursuits,” investigators said.
The deputies involved have been placed on routine administrative leave.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the shooting and the deadly force investigation team was at the scene Tuesday morning, KRDO reported.