The Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) Deadly Force Investigation Team has identified the suspect in this investigation as 22-year-old Tyler Frisch of Colorado Springs. Frisch remains at a nearby hospital but is now in stable condition. Detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest for the charges of First Degree Assault and Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft. CSPD has provided guard duty while Frisch has been at the hospital. Upon his discharge, Frisch will be transported and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. A photograph of Frisch will be released on the CSPD Twitter Feed once it is available.
Anyone with information or who 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 the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
On March 2, 2020, at around 7:52 A.M., the BATTLE (Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement) task force, which is a multi-jurisdictional team dedicated to battling auto theft through intelligence-led policing, responded to reports of a stolen vehicle in the 1800 block of E. Kiowa Street.
Through multiple reports from witnesses, members of the task force tracked the stolen vehicle to West Uintah Street and Terrace Road. Officers located the vehicle and gave the driver several verbal commands to exit safely; however, the suspect failed to comply, exited the vehicle, and ran into a residential area on West High Point Lane with a weapon.
When officers attempted to contact the suspect on West High Point Lane, the suspect fired at least one shot. One officer then fired at least one shot. The involved officer is employed with the Fountain Police Department (FPD). The suspect was struck and transported to a nearby hospital where he is in serious condition. No officers were injured.
An emergency message was sent out at 8:21 A.M. asking residence in the area of the 1200 Block of West High Point Lane to “stay indoors; please lock and stay away from windows and doors”. An emergency message update was sent out at 9:01 A.M. stating, “Incident has concluded. You no longer have to shelter in place. Thanks for your assistance”. At this time, there is no immediate threat to the public.
The officer involved has been placed on routine administrative leave following FPD policy. There is no current threat to the community regarding this incident. In accordance with Senate Bill 15-219, Concerning Measures to Provide Additional Transparency to Peace Officer-Involved Shootings, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Deadly Force Investigation Team will be investigating this officer-involved shooting. Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301 provides the statutory requirements for these investigations.
Anyone with information or who 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.