Police looking for suspect who fired shots downtown, then crashed into tow truck while speeding away

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are looking for the person who fired shots in the area of a tow truck lot downtown early Saturday morning, then crashed into one of the trucks while trying to get away.

Police said the incident happened around 4 a.m. in downtown Colorado Springs. A tow truck driver had just impounded an illegally parked Jeep Cherokee when a man claiming to be the owner arrived and asked if it could be released. The tow truck driver said no, and drove to his lot.

A few minutes after the tow truck pulled into the lot, a dark-colored station wagon pulled up to the gated entrance. One of the occupants rolled down the driver’s side window and fired three or four shots. Police said they don’t know what the suspect was firing at.

The car sped away, and the tow truck driver chased it. The car became boxed in near 20 East Boulder Street, and in an attempt to get away, hit the tow truck. The car left the lot and hit a parked car at Cascade Avenue and Boulder Street. That’s when the tow truck driver stopped chasing the car.

Police followed a trail from Cascade and Boulder to Westview Place and Boulder Crescent. There, they found the car unoccupied, with an AR-15 on the passenger seat.

No one has been arrested for the incident.

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