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    Police in Colorado Springs on Tuesday identified the six victims of a shooting that took place at a birthday party on Sunday. Police also identified the suspected shooter, who took his own life. Police identified the victims as Joana Cruz, 53; Jose Gutierrez, 21; Jose Ibarra, 26; Sandra Ibarra, 28; Mayra Ibarra de Perez, 33; and Melvin Perez, 30. Police said the victims were members of two families related through the marriage of Melvin Perez and Mayra Ibarra de Perez. "At the core of this horrendous act is domestic violence," said Colorado Springs Police Department Chief Vince Niski. "When he wasn't invited to a family gathering, the suspect responded by opening fire and killing six victims before taking his own life." Police said the suspected gunman, 28-year-old Teodoro Macias, had been dating Sandra Ibarra for about a year at the time of the shooting. Police said Macias had attended another family gathering a week before the shooting, during which there was some type of conflict.  "The suspect had a history of controlling and jealous behavior towards the victim," the...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend's family, police said Tuesday, calling the shooting an act of domestic violence.The shooter, 28-year-old Teodoro Macias, had been in a relationship with one of the victims, 28-year-old Sandra Ibarra, for about a year and had history of controlling and jealous behavior, Colorado Springs police Lt. Joe Frabbiele said at a news conference. Police said there were no reported incidents of domestic violence during the relationship and that the shooter didn't have a criminal history. No protective orders were in place."At the core of this horrific act is domestic violence," Police Chief Vince Niski said, adding that the gunman had "displayed power and control issues" in the relationship. About a week before the shooting, there was another family gathering where there "was some sort of conflict" between the family and Macias, Niski said.The other victims of the shooting early Sunday were Ibarra's extended family.Investigators don't know yet how...
    The gunman who launched a bloodbath that killed six people at a Colorado birthday party was angry because he hadn’t been invited, cops said Tuesday. Cold-blooded Colorado Springs killer Teodoro Macias, 28, had been dating one of the victims for roughly a year — and was incensed when her family failed to ask him over for the gig, police said at a press conference. Teodoro Macias, Jr, the shooter in the recent Colorado Springs massacre.Facebook Macias, known to be the jealous and controlling type, wielded a Smith & Wesson handgun and two 15-round magazines when he fatally gunned down his victims in a mobile-home park early Sunday. Cops recovered 17 spent shells at the scene. The murderer fatally shot himself after unleashing his carnage at the celebration-turned-nightmare, where three kids, including a 2-year-old, had gathered along with about seven adults, authorities said. The children were uninjured. The scope of the horror wasn’t immediately known to responding cops, according to recordings of the police dispatch calls to the scene.  At first, a dispatcher tells responders, “Police on scene are advising that there are four...
    Police believe the suspect was the boyfriend of one of the victims, who shot six people and then himself in Colorado Springs after midnight on Sunday. 18The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Teodoro Macias JrCredit: Facebook 18Joana Cruz was among those who were killedCredit: Facebook 1821-year-old Jose Gutierrez also diedCredit: Facebook 18Melvin Perez (right) and his wife Mayra (left), 32, were also killedCredit: Facebook 18This photo was posted on Macias' FacebookCredit: Facebook Chief Vince Niski said the Colorado Springs Police Department has a "moral obligation" to bring justice to the victims and their families at a press conference on Tuesday. In the homicide investigation "initiated on Sunday" that is still ongoing, police revealed the suspect's name. "I want to make it clear that we will only be using the suspect's name once, that that person will only be referred to as 'the suspect' throughout the synopsis as to not to give their actions any notoriety," violent crimes chief said. "Two families gathered together at a residence" on Saturday "to celebrate the birthday of their family members," who are related through...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs Police officials shared an update to the mass shooting at a birthday party early on Mother’s Day. The released the names of the six victims: Joana Cruz, 53 Jose Gutierrez, 21 Jose Ibarra, 26 Sandra Ibarra, 28 Mayra Ibarra de Perez, 33 Melvin Perez, 30 The victims were part of two families. READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rush On Wedding Planning Due To New Engagements, 2020 Postponements The suspected gunman took his own life in the shooting. Investigators say the suspect was the boyfriend of one of the victims and was not invited to the party. Police officials say this is a domestic violence-related event. The scene of an overnight shooting in the Canterbury Mobile Home Park on May 9, 2021 in Colorado Springs. (credit: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The shooting happened in the early morning hours of May 9 at the Canterbury Manufactured Home Community on Preakness Way. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – MAY 9: Freddy Marquez, left, hugs his wife Nubia whose mother was one of...
    Facebook Teodoro Macias Jr. Teodoro Macias Jr. was named as the suspect who police say shot and killed six people at a birthday party in the Canterbury Mobile home park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 9, 2021. “Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning. As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents,” said Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski in a news release. Police have not formally identified Macias. He was first named by Daily Mail. However, details on his Facebook page also match details in local media about the shooter – that he was dating victim Sandra Ibarra and was called “Junior.” “From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken. This is something you hope never happens in your own community, in the place that you...
    The man who murdered six in a Mother's Day mass shooting in Colorado Springs can be named as Teodoro Macias Jr, 28, DailyMail.com has confirmed The man who murdered six in a Mother's Day mass shooting in Colorado Springs can be named as Teodoro Macias Jr., 28, DailyMail.com has confirmed. Macias, 28, who went by the name 'Junior', killed his girlfriend Sandra Ibarra, her brother Jose Ibarra and sister Mayra Perez, 32, during the rampage in the early hours of Sunday morning. The three other victims were Mayra's mother-in-law Joana Cruz, 53, and her two sons, Melvin Perez, 30, and Jose Guttierez, 21. Three children were also at Joana's home during the massacre but all were unharmed and were seen being taken away in tears by police shortly after the shooting. Police said they are yet to identify a motive for the killing spree but said Macias killed himself at the scene. Macias Jr was described as 'quiet' and 'serious' by those who knew him but his Facebook account shows pictures including machine guns and piles of cash...
    Colorado Springs first responders arrived at the mobile home where six people were massacred Sunday so quickly that shots were still ringing out as they drew near. “Sounds like more shots are still being fired, keep a good distance,” a dispatcher warned firefighters as they neared the home in Canterbury Mobile Home Park about six minutes after the attack began around 12:18 a.m. The first responders prepared for multiple victims and called for more ambulances. But when paramedics stepped inside the mobile home at approximately 12:29 a.m., they realized they didn’t need more lifesaving help, according to recorded radio traffic. Six of the seven people shot were already dead. “I don’t think we’re going to need all these additional resources that are coming,” one firefighter said over the radio at about 12:36 a.m. Colorado Springs police released no new details about the attack Monday as they continued to investigate what might have motivated the shooter to walk into a family’s birthday party and kill his girlfriend, five family members and then himself. Investigators plan to hold a news conference on...
    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said Monday that the mass shooting over the weekend at a birthday party inside a mobile home appeared to be the result of domestic violence, a report said. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that there are still many unknowns about the shooting that left seven dead, including the gunman who was believed to be the boyfriend of one of the female victims. The paper reported that Suthers told KKTV, its news partner, that it seems that the shooting was not a "domestic terrorism incident." "It appears to be domestic violence…that there was a relationship here that the perpetrator was involved in, and unfortunately, we had a lot of bystanders who got killed," he said. Police say the suspect "drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life," adding that "friends, family, and children were gathered inside the trailer to celebrate when the shooting occurred."  Suthers told KKTV that the only time that there were so many victims in a killing in the city occurred during an ax...
    By Thomas Piepert, James Anderson and Colleen Slevin | Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A shooting at a birthday party inside a trailer park home in Colorado Springs that killed six people before the gunman took his own life stunned a state weary of gun violence just weeks after another Colorado mass shooting killed 10 people. Police on Monday were investigating what led the gunman, who they said was the boyfriend of one of the victims, to walk into the crowded party early Sunday and open fire. Six adults were killed at the home at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park on the east side of Colorado’s second-largest city, and a seventh died at a hospital, authorities said. The shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children, police said. Authorities didn’t release the names of the victims, gunman or disclose a possible motive. Nor did they release any further details on what weapon or weapons were used. Officials were still in the process of identifying the victims, Sandy Wilson of...
    Police in Colorado Springs, Colo., are searching for a motive in a mass shooting at a birthday party that left seven people dead on Sunday, The Associated Press reported. A mobile crime lab was parked outside of the home at a trailer park on Monday, AP reported. The area was cordoned off by yellow police tape, which was later removed and afterward, mourners in the neighborhood came to pay their respects to the victims.  Sandy Wilson of the El Paso County Coroner’s Office said officials are still in the process of identifying the victims of the shooting. Authorities have yet to release the identity of the gunman, a possible motive or information on the weapons used.   A neighbor who lives three homes away identified the homeowner as Joana, describing her as a “incredibly pleasant woman, very beautiful, happy all the time.” “She loved to chat. And she was very proud of her family,” Bustos said in the AP report.  Police said that the suspect who opened fire was a boyfriend of one of the victims.  The shooting at the birthday party comes weeks after...
    (CNN)The six people killed at a birthday party in Colorado Springs were all part of the same extended family, according to a relative who left the party two hours before the shooting occurred.Freddy Marquez, the relative, said the birthday party was for his wife, Nubia, who left with him, and Nubia's older brother, Melvin Perez.Marquez identified the victims as:Top, left to right: Joana Cruz, Jose Gutierrez, Jose Ibarra. Bottom, left to right: Melvin Perez, Mayra Perez, Sandra Ibarra.--Melvin Perez, who would have turned 31, brother of Nubia and Jose--Mayra Perez, 32, wife of MelvinRead More--Joana Cruz, 53, mother of Nubia, Melvin, and Jose--Jose Gutierrez, 21, brother of Nubia and Melvin--Sandra Ibarra, age unknown, sister of Mayra Perez --Jose Ibarra, age unknown, brother of Mayra PerezCity officials have not identified the names of the victims and Sandy Wilson, with the El Paso County Coroner's Office, tells CNN it may take several days for the autopsies and a forensic identification to be conducted on those involved. The name of the shooter, who also died, has not been released.The shooter was the boyfriend...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Neighbors in a mobile home community in Colorado Springs say they are shocked by what happened there over the weekend. A gunman opened fire on a birthday party in the Canterbury Manufactured Home Community on Preakness Way early Sunday morning and killed six people and then himself. The scene of an overnight shooting in the Canterbury Mobile Home Park on May 9, 2021 in Colorado Springs. (credit: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Investigators say the suspect was the boyfriend of one of the victims. He allegedly drove to the home, walked inside and started shooting people before he took his own life. All of those that died were adults. Children inside the home were not hurt and are now with relatives. Family members tell CBS4 most of the children were in another room sleeping at the time. “I’ve lived here almost four years and they were here before me. You know, bringing in groceries and trash and saying hi in the driveway,” Jayme Ponting said. When asked by a reporter for...
    The six victims killed at a birthday party in Colorado on Sunday were all identified as members of an extended family, according to a local report. A gunman entered a residence in Colorado Springs early Sunday morning where a family was celebrating the birthdays of three of the members and killed six of the attendees before killing himself. Police responded to the shooting at approximately 12:18 a.m. The party was held to celebrate the birthdays of 28-year-old Nubia Marquez, her brother Melvin Perez, who would have turned 31 this week, and their mother, Joana Cruz, who was about to turn 54, according to the Gazette. COLORADO GOVERNOR SIGNS BILLS ADDING NEW GUN-THEFT REPORTING AND GUN STORAGE REQUIREMENTS Both Perez and Cruz were reportedly killed. While Marquez survived, her other brother, 21-year-old Jose Guttierez, was said to have been killed. Perez's wife, 32-year-old Mayra Perez, and her sister Sandra Ibarra and brother Jose Ibarra are also reportedly among the dead. Their ages were not immediately available. The Washington Examiner could not immediately confirm the names of...
    FIVE people have died after a Colorado shooter opened fire at a birthday party before killing himself. The incident, which happened at a trailer party on Sunday, has left a community devastated. Here’s what we know about the attack. 3A community has been left devastated after five people were shot dead in ColoradoCredit: AP Who was killed in the Colorado Springs attack? Although the El Paso County Coroner's Office is expected to officially release the identities of the victims at a later date, family members of those at the party have already spoken to the media. Nubia Marquez has said that her two brothers were killed in the shooting: Melvin Perez, 30, and Jose Guttierez, 21. Ms Marquez said her mom Joana Cruz, 53, was also killed, as well as Mr Perez's wife Mayra, 32, Mayra's sister Sandra Ibarra and brother Jose Ibarra. When Nubia and Freddy left the party at 10pm, they said "everybody was calm." Nubia said: "My mom had always liked celebrating them together." "They were all great people," Freddy said. 3Family members of the victims mourned...
    A MAN fatally shot multiple people at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, before turning the gun of himself. The incident, which happened on Sunday, has left a community reeling. But who is the shooting suspect and how many people were killed? 3An investigation is underway after a man fatally shot multiple people in Colorado before turning the gun on himselfCredit: AP Who is the Colorado Springs suspect? Police have yet to confirm the identity of the Colorado Springs suspect, but some known details have been released. According to AP, the alleged shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party, which was attended by friends, family and children.   Police say that the man in question walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself. Family members of the deceased girlfriend claim that the suspect was known to them as "Junior."   They say he often carried a gun and had a "serious" and "quiet" personality. Colorado Springs Police said in a statement: "The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the female victims, drove to the residence, walked...
    More On: mass shootings As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings Wisconsin casino shooter threatened boss after being fired: ‘Times up’ Wisconsin casino shooter identified by police Shooting at Wisconsin casino leaves two workers dead A woman who survived the shooting in Colorado that left six people and the gunman dead said the party where the massacre took place was to celebrate her birthday — as the victims of the shooting have been identified. Nuvia Marquez, 28, said the extended family were celebrating her birthday and those of her brother, Melvin Perez, who would have turned 31 this week, and their mother, Joana Cruz, who would have turned 54, The Gazette reported. “My mom had always liked celebrating them together,” said Marquez, who was at the party with her husband, Freddy Marquez. Those killed in the bloodbath were identified as Melvin Perez, Joana Cruz, Nuvia’s other brother, Jose Guttierez, 21, Melvin’s wife, Mayra Perez, 32. and Mayra’s sister Sandra Ibarra and brother Jose Ibarra, according to the report. The shooter, described as the boyfriend of...
    A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado Springs on Sunday, killing six people before taking his own life, police said. The suspected shooter is believed to be the boyfriend of one of the victims.  Colorado Springs police said they responded to a call for service at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park just after midnight on Sunday morning. There, they found six deceased adults and one adult male with serious injuries who died later at a local hospital. The victims' names have not been released. Police said the unnamed suspect "drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life," but said they are still working to determine a motive. None of the children at the party were injured by the suspect.  "Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement. "As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for the...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Seven adults died in an early Sunday morning shooting at a mobile home community in Colorado Springs. Among the seven dead is the suspect, an adult boyfriend of a female victim, Colorado Springs police say. Investigators, as well as loved ones on-scene Sunday, said the group was celebrating a birthday. READ MORE: Ulices Venzor Found Passed Out Inside Stolen Vehicle With Guns, 20 Catalytic Converters Officers responded to the Canterbury Manufactured Home Community on Preakness Way to find multiple people dead from gunshot wounds. One other person was taken to the hospital, but later died. (credit: CBS) Police did not share details about the victims, but say the suspect and victims were friends and family members. Investigators say the suspect drove to the home, walked inside and started shooting people before he took his own life. Children inside the home were not hurt and are now with relatives. Family members tell CBS4 most of the children were in another room sleeping at the time. (credit: CBS) CSPD Chief Vince Niski shared this statement on Sunday afternoon:...
    Police in Colorado Springs, Colo., are working to determine a motive after a gunman walked into a birthday party inside a mobile home early Sunday and opened fire, killing six people and then himself. "My vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today is that this department will do everything we can to find you the answers you deserve and to be here for you with an unwavering support," Vince Niski, the chief of the Colorado Springs Police Department, said, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. FLORIDA MALL SHOOTING LEAVES MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED AFTER FIGHT BREAKS OUT The name of the gunman and the victims have not been officially released. The newspaper reported that the shooting broke out shortly after midnight on Sunday, and responding officers located six dead adults along with one who suffered serious injuries. He later died at the hospital. There were children inside the home who were hysterically crying, but they were not targeted, the report said. The gunman is believed to be the boyfriend of one of the female victims, the report said. He arrived...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - A man fatally shot six adults, including his girlfriend, and then himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, early Sunday, sparing the children who were present, officials said.  "The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the female victims, drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life," a statement released by the Colorado Springs Police Department said.  A motive has yet to be determined.  The massacre took place about 110 km (70 miles) south of Denver and is the latest in a resurgence of mass shootings in the United States after such incidents seemed to recede during the height of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.  Among the incidents this year was one in Boulder, Colorado, where a man has been charged with 10 counts of murder in a shooting spree at a supermarket about 50 km (30 miles) northwest of Denver.  These are the locations of mass shootings in the U.S. so far this year, as of April 16, 2021.Two other deadly rampages have taken place in Colorado, both in the Denver area: the 1999 shooting at Columbine High...
    Loading the player... A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said.  The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. Read More: Chicago police say gun violence is on the rise this year The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself, police said.  The birthday party was for one of the people killed, police said. Police on Sunday hadn’t released the identities of the shooter or victims. Authorities say a motive wasn’t immediately known.  Six people were murdered at a birthday party in Colorado Springs this morning, but it will barely register as news because mass shootings are now a daily occurrence in America. We need a Congress with the courage...
    SEVEN people are dead after a birthday party in a Colorado Springs trailer park ended with a shooting. Police suspect the gunman was the boyfriend of one of the victims. They say he shot six people before killing himself. 1Police have yet to determine a motive for the shooting that left seven people deadCredit: ABC7 Authorities responded to the shooting at Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs just after midnight on Sunday. The group of friends, family and children were gathered inside a trailer home for a birthday party when the tragedy took place. By the time officers arrived, six people were dead and another was critically injured. That victim later died at the hospital. The children who witnessed the event were unharmed and are currently with relatives. "From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said. "This is something you hope never happens in your own community, in the place that you call home." Seven...
    A shooting at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colo., has left seven people dead, police said. Colorado Springs police said in a press release officers responded to a mobile home park in the early morning hours of Sunday and found six people dead and one injured. Police said the injured man was taken to a local hospital where he died.  Colorado Springs police said the victims and others were celebrating a birthday when the boyfriend of one of the female victims walked into the residence and opened fire. The shooter then took his own life, police said. All of the deceased victims are adults, authorities said. Children at the party were left uninjured.  “Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning. As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement. He added, "This...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Seven people are dead after a man opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado. The shooting happened just after midnight Sunday in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and began shooting before killing himself, police said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Police on Sunday hadn’t identified the shooter or victims. Children at the shooting were placed with relatives.
    (CNN)Six people were killed in a shooting early Sunday morning during a birthday party at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, mobile home, according to police. The suspected shooter -- believed to be a boyfriend of one of the victims -- is also dead, police said. Colorado Springs police received a call about a shooting just before 12:20 a.m. (2:20 a.m. ET), the department said in a news release. Officers responded to the Canterbury Mobile Home Park, where they found six dead adults, along with a seventh person who was injured and later died at a local hospital. Police believe the suspect drove to the home where a birthday party was being held and opened fire before killing himself. No children were injured in the shooting. Despite Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders, 2020 saw an increase in homicides across the USPolice are investigating a possible motive. Read More"Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said. "As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member...
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Seven people are dead, including a gunman, after a shooting at a birthday party where friends, family and children gathered to celebrate early Sunday morning.Authorities responded to a call about a shooting in a trailer at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs at approximately 12:20 a.m.Police said they believe the gunman was the boyfriend of one of the female victims. He shot six people before taking his own life, police said.By the time officers arrived, six people were dead and one was severely injured. That victim later died in the hospital.The children at the party were unharmed and are now in the care of relatives."From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken. This is something you hope never happens in your own community, in the place that you call home," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement.Officials have not released the names of the victims nor the shooter. A motive has yet to be determined, and an investigation is ongoing....
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for Zachary Brockmann, the 33-year-old suspect in a shooting in the southern part of the Colorado Springs area. The shooting took place at 4:16 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Crestridge Avenue. Zachary Brockmann in a mugshot taken 2 years ago (credit: El Paso County) The victim of the shooting nearly died, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived at the scene to find the victim, an adult, bleeding after being shot. A deputy provided lifesaving measures and the victim was taken to the hospital where it’s expected they will survive. The sheriff’s office called the shooting an isolated incident. They said Brockmann should be considered armed and dangerous. He was described in the following way: – 6-foot-1 – white – brown hair – brown eyes Anyone with information that might help police locate Brockmann is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 719-390-5555 or the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666.
    MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — A person was shot and killed after running from a crashed car following a pursuit, attempting to carjack a vehicle and then firing at least one shot at law enforcement officers after entering a home on Saturday, Colorado Springs police said. The shooting happened after Colorado State Patrol troopers tried to stop the person on southbound Interstate 25 in response to a menacing report near Larkspur at around 5 p.m. but the driver crashed into a guardrail after getting off the highway. The person unsuccessfully tried to carjack a nearby vehicle and then pointed a gun at the troopers before entering a house in Monument, said Colorado Springs police, which is investigating the shooting. Troopers and deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office went to the house where police said the suspect fired at least one round at them causing one deputy and one trooper to fire back. The people in the home were able to escape and no one else was injured, police said. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – An investigation has cleared an off-duty Colorado Springs police officer in a deadly shooting, saying he acted in self-defense. The officer shot and killed Desmond Hayes, 28, on Feb. 27. The officer was sitting at a Carl’s Jr. drive thru at 3:45 a.m., when Hayes got into the unmarked patrol car. Hayes reportedly told the officer he had a gun. Other officers were investigating a robbery at a neighboring convenience and quickly responded. The investigation revealed Hayes was the suspect in that robbery. Hayes had also pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges just 10 days earlier. The El Paso County District Attorney’s office cleared the officer saying Hayes was committing attempted second-degree kidnapping at the time of the shooting.
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