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Colorado Springs Police officer shot, suspect fled scene

JACOB SEDILLO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- UPDATE: According to Lieutenant Daniel Thompson, with the Colorado Springs Police Department, the Homicide and Assault Unit Detective has continued the investigation into the attempted murder of a Colorado Springs Police Department officer.

The suspect is 25-year-old Jacob Aaron Sedillo, who lives in Colorado Springs.

Jacob Sedillo had a warrant for his arrest stemming from a March 26th aggravated assault charge. Additionally, Sedillo plead guilty to a separate motor vehicle theft charge in 2020, and a drug-related charge in 2018.

Detectives have obtained an Arrest Warrant. Sedillo is now being charged with Attempted First Degree Murder. The suspect is not in custody and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers' tweeted his condolences Saturday in response to the shooting.

"Last night's shooting of a Colorado Springs Police Serves as a grim reminder to our men and women in uniform risk their lives every day to serve and protect our community," said Mayor Suthers. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officer for a full and quick recovery."

Sedillo is described as a white male, hispanic origin, 5'11, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair, and green eyes.

This remains an active investigation. If you witnessed this incident or if you have any information, please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is searching for a motorcyclist accused of shooting an officer Friday evening.

Police say the incident happened at 3110 N. Nevada Ave. The officer made a routine traffic stop of two suspicious motorcyclists. While attempting to make contact with the motorcyclists, one pulled out a firearm and shot at the officer, hitting him at least once.

The suspect then fled and the second motorcyclist stayed at the scene. The officer was rushed to a nearby hospital and while he suffered severe injuries, CSPD says he is in stable condition.

At the time of the press conference, CSPD says they had not found the suspect.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

This is a developing story.

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