Update: Attempted Burglary/Shooting - 2700 Block of Flintridge Circle

UPDATE:

On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:22 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Flintridge Circle on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on the rear patio of an enclosed back yard with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

Violent Crimes Section detectives found the subject was attempting to gain entry into the residence when he was confronted by a resident of the home. The confrontation led to the resident firing one round at the subject. Although immediate medical attention was sought, the subject succumbed to his injuries.

At the time of the occurrence, the subject was found to be in possession of confirmed stolen items from an unrelated incident.

Upon completion of the investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section, this case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male who was shot on October 6, 2018, in the 2700 block of Flintridge Circle as Houston Malachai Cookson, 30 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs.

Original:

On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:22 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Flintridge Circle on a reported attempted burglary/shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. The Colorado Springs Fire Department along with AMR arrived on scene and immediately transported the subject to a local hospital. The subject sustained critical injuries. 

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this criminal investigation. The 2700 block of Flintridge Circle will be an active scene through the early morning. Preliminarily, all individuals are accounted for. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.

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.