On February 9, 2019, at approximately 7:12 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Communications Center received information of an officer down in the area of Uintah Street and I-25.
Officers were previously sent to the area of Uintah Street and Wood Avenue on a reported suspicious person. The officer found the suspicious person on the southbound on-ramp to I-25 at Uintah Street. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to take a marked cruiser and proceeded southbound on I-25, where he lost control, and rolled the vehicle north of Bijou Street in the southbound lanes of the Interstate. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the traffic crash.
The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section and the Major Accident Unit responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. Both the officer and the suspect received non-life threatening injuries. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate. This continues to be an active criminal investigation.
Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.