Woodland Park police involved in shooting during traffic stop of a suspected stolen car

Police radio indicates 1 suspect wounded

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - Woodland Park police say they've had an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop involving a suspected stolen car on Tuesday afternoon.

The Police Department said a suspect was wounded by one or more officers who were trying to make an arrest along Highway 24 at 2:26 p.m. The suspect was taken to the hospital.

The shooting is going to be investigated by the District Attorney. Meanwhile, the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.

7NEWS reviewed recordings of radio traffic from that time provided by RadioReference.com. They indicated one suspect was shot during the traffic stop at Highway 24 and Sunny Glen Court.

A dispatcher radioed that a motorist had been eluding officers, but police were able to get the vehicle stopped.

Then there was gunfire and "shots were fired at the officers," a dispatcher radioed. No officers were injured.

Police told KRDO-TV the traffic stop involved a suspected stolen car.

A witness told KRDO-TV he saw police approach a vehicle with their guns drawn. Officers pulled the man out of the vehicle and laid him on the ground, then called paramedics over to treat him, according to the witness. 

Eastbound Highway 24 was closed in the area the Woodland Park Walmart until about 9:40 p.m. because of police activity in the area.

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