Costilla County Sheriff’s deputy shot multiple times, suspect arrested

COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. — A Costilla County Deputy was shot multiple times while responding to a burglary call in the Sangre de Cristo Ranches, the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Later in the morning, a suspect was arrested.

A tweet posted by the department said the shooting happened in the early morning hours – about 4:11 a.m. – and the deputy is currently hospitalized in stable condition.

Costilla County law enforcement identified Jackie Wampler Jr. in connection with the shooting and he was taken into custody seven hours after deputies were called to the scene of the break in.

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