Officer identified in officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The officer involved in Friday’s officer-involved shooting has been identified as 36-year-old Jacob Skifstad.

Skifstad has been employed by the Colorado Springs Police Department since January 2004 and is currently assigned to the Falcon Division.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16 when officers with the CSPD Tactical Enforcement Unit were preparing to execute a search warrant in the 500 block of Whip Trail.

Officials say when officers responded to the address, the suspect, 31-year-old Christopher Lee Liles, fled the area in a vehicle and was pursued by officers.

After a short car chase, Liles abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, police said.

Shortly afterward a 911 call was received from a residence in the 2200 block of Lazy R Lane. Officers responded to this address and while searching the residence, they located the suspect, 31-year-old Christopher Lee Liles, in an attached garage.

Police say the Liles attempted to flee in a vehicle by ramming the garage door and was shot and taken into custody. The gun was recovered from the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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