COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado are searching for a suspect who shot an officer. The Colorado Springs Police Department said a motorcyclist is behind the crime, which occurred Friday evening.
According to police, the officer made a traffic stop of two suspicious motorcyclists in the area of 3110 N. Nevada Ave. While attempting to make contact with the riders, one pulled out a firearm and shot at the officer, hitting him at least once, KRDO reported.
After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene while the second motorcyclist remained at the location. The wounded officer was transported to a nearby hospital. He sustained severe injuries, but is in stable condition, according to CSPD.
CSPD is investigating an attempted homicide of a police officer at 3110 N Nevada Ave. The Officer is in stable condition. PIO Sokolik will be making an official statement at the scene in approximately 1hr.
— Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) June 5, 2021
At the time of publication, the suspect remains at large.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.