EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado State Patrol was alerted of a stolen 2013 Hyundai Sedan at a gas station near Castle Rock Parkway and Promenade Parkway causing delays on southbound Interstate 25 near County Line Road.
The Castle Rock Police Department said the incident began in Castle Rock Monday morning when CRPD identified and located a stolen vehicle.
CRPD said the suspect eluded their agency, and Colorado State Patrol attempted to make contact with the vehicle. The female driver hit a guardrail and a CSP trooper was able to pin the vehicle. The officer who was driving the patrol car was not injured, and the patrol vehicle sustained minor damage.
According to CSP, the driver exited the car with a firearm and crossed to the northbound lanes in an attempt to carjack another vehicle. Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported.
The female driver was taken into custody.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said the right lane of southbound I-25 was closed but has since been re-opened.
According to a statement from CSP, the trooper involved has been placed on administrative leave per Colorado State Patrol policy.