UPDATE: Man accused of shooting at El Paso County deputies turns self in

Arturo Maldonado Cerna / El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Arturo Maldonado Cerna / El Paso County Sheriff's Office

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A man who is accused of shooting at El Paso County deputies while leading them on a chase October 19 has turned himself in.

Arturo Cerna, 22, was wanted for two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, attempt to influence a public official, and criminal impersonation. He turned himself in to the Pueblo County Jail Friday morning.

The incident happened October 19, when deputies saw a car stopped in the middle of Glenwood Drive near Cambridge Avenue in Stratmoor Hills. One deputy stopped to talk with the driver. Another stopped to talk with a person outside of the car, later identified as Cerna. As the deputy went to pat Cerna down, he ran through a field toward Park Crest Court. He then raised a gun over his shoulder and fired at the deputies several times, according to the sheriff’s office. He turned the corner and ran into a neighborhood.

Deputies immediately set up containment and brought in K9s, but could not find Cerna.

 

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