Barricaded suspect situation

Via EPCSO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Around 3:15 a.m. a barricaded suspect situation occurred near the area of Syracuse Street and Fay Drive.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jacqueline Kirby, it was a domestic dispute. A woman called the police on a male suspect with a gun. When the police arrived, they tried to get the suspect to come out, but he wouldn’t, so the SWAT team was called in. When they tried to enter, the suspect began shooting at the police. They then attempted to use gas to get the suspect out of the home.

“The sheriff’s officer is very saddened by the outcome of this. This is never the outcome that anybody wants and somebody lost a family member today. We will be greiving that loss with them and we extend our deepest, deepest sympathies,” Kirby said.

The suspect is now deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

We will update this story as details become available.

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