Officers, suspect hurt in fight, officer-involved shooting in Teller County

Posted at 6:05 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 08:06:19-04

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. – Two law enforcement officers and a suspect were hurt in an altercation and officer-involved shooting in Teller County Sunday.

Cripple Creek police and Teller County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1200 block of Highway 67 at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in regard to what they called a suspicious person.

When they got to the area, a man sped away from the scene in a vehicle and law enforcement began a pursuit, which ended in a crash at mile marker 51, police said.

When the officers approached the subject, he “aggressively attacked,” police said, and officers fired at least one shot, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with injuries that police said were not life-threatening. Police have not released the suspect’s identity.

A Cripple Creek police officer and a Teller County sheriff’s deputy who were hurt in the confrontation also were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The involved officers, who have not been identified, have been placed on routine administrative leave.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Deadly Force Investigation Team is taking the lead on the shooting investigation.