EPSO Press Release: On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane. During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired. The suspect was armed with a hatchet. (Please see attached EPSO Press Release for additional information).
The officer involved in this incident is Officer Brock Lofgren. Officer Lofgren has been employed by the Colorado Springs Police Department since February 12, 2014, and is currently assigned to the Gold Hill Division, Shift III.
As a result of Senate Bill 15-219, Concerning Measures to Provide Additional Transparency to Peace Officer-Involved Shootings, the El Paso County 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.