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Sheriff’s Office identifies suspect that shot and injured CSPD officer during traffic stop

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the man suspected of shooting and injuring a CSPD officer at Galley and Arrawanna Street Saturday night.

The man was identified as 35-year-old Randy Bishop, who is also a wanted fugitive that escaped custody at Memorial Hospital in late November.

Bishop is considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to the Sheriff's Office.  He's wanted on at least one arrest warrant for attempted murder.

The Sheriff's Office says the traffic stop had been initiated due to an expired license plate registration.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (719) 520-6666; or dial 911, if appropriate.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867).

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A Colorado Springs Police officer is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot Saturday night during a traffic stop over an expired registration sticker.

Investigators from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office say an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department initiated the traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street just before midnight.

Investigators say the man driving the car started firing, then the officer called for backup and was shot.

Officials say the suspect got away from the scene and soon later crashed at Pikes Peak Avenue and Dunsmere Street, a mile and a half down the road. They say the driver got away again, but this time on foot.

Investigators say they don't think public safety is at risk.

No description of the suspect has been provided yet.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency for this officer involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation. Make sure to check back with KRDO for more details.

Colorado Springs / Local News Staff


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