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Man arrested after hitting Colorado Springs officer with vehicle

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- One Colorado Springs man is in custody after police say he hit an officer with his vehicle on Friday.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says an officer was doing traffic control for flooding at Spectrum Loop and Voyager Parkway. Around 6:30 p.m., a reckless driver almost struck the officer's marked police cruiser.

The officer proceeded to do a traffic stop, pulling over the suspect who then exited his car and charged the officer. The officer drew his gun and the suspect ran back toward their vehicle. The officer then switched to his Taser and deployed the cartridges with no effect. CSPD says the suspect then drove away and knocked the officer to the ground with the left side of his vehicle.

Shortly after, the suspect returned to the scene in a different vehicle and drove again recklessly toward the officers responding to the earlier incident.

Police disabled the suspect's vehicle and stopped it from leaving. The suspect ignored the officers' commands and resisted arrest until a Taser was deployed.

Police arrested 56-year-old Robert Alexander. CSPD says the officer struck by the suspect's vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

CSPD's Violent Crimes Section is still investigating this incident.

Colorado Springs / Crime / Local News

Zachary Aedo

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Comments

10 Comments

    1. I swear you’re stupid. It’s not that they don’t want police. They only want the police to respond to criminal complaints like this. There is no need for untrained police officers to respond to calls where nothing criminal has happened.

    2. Only a small extremist minority actually want no police. Republicans and Democrats actually agree for the most part on this. The only real differences have to do with the extent of police responsibility allowed, and getting over the “not invented here” syndrome of both sides ignoring the view from across the aisle…

  1. I could only imagine a newly formed community protection group of Pale ANTFA pukes trying stop this……who am I kidding? They would have blamed Trump and burned down a store. Again, if the cop shit this guy I would sleep better tonight.

  2. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the LEO”s actions, furthermore not even if he would have off’ed him.
    This is exactly the type of situation where an officer has every right to use his sidearm. Definitely in fear for his life.

  3. The officer never should have switched weapons. The taser wasn’t effective, but his service revolver sure would have been. What would people had done if this creep would have ran over someone, or worse yet, had gotten a weapon and shot some innocent bystander? Which Crisis Counselor should have handled this one? Simple answer. NONE…

  4. Unless he is white, there will be looting, rioting and the burning of police vehicles.

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