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Man arrested Friday night after assaulting officer, stealing police car, then crashing it

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- After an altercation and police pursuit down I-25 Friday night, a man was arrested after crashing the police cruiser he had stolen, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

It started just after 9:45 p.m. Friday when police said they received the report of a man threatening someone with a knife in the 200 block of East Arvada Street. Police said a suspect approached someone and asked for a ride, when that person refused the suspect took hold of the victim and pulled out a knife.

While police responded to the scene, the suspect walked away and into an apartment. Police said a murder took place there, but did not specify if the suspect was directly involved in the homicide.

The male suspect left the apartment and confronted arriving officers, where police said he started assaulting a CSPD officer.

Then, the officer fired at least one round at the suspect. The suspect as able to get away, stole the officer's police cruiser and headed southbound on I-25.

Police said they chased the stolen vehicle and the suspect, but the suspect hit several other vehicles, eventually disabling the stolen police car.

Eventually, the suspect came to a stop near the South Academy exit on I-25 where he was taken into custody.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

CSPD’s Violent Crime Section will take over the investigation into the homicide and CSPD’s Major Crash Team will be handling the investigation into the multiple crashes.

Per policy, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is taking over the investigation into the officer involved shooting.

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Riley Carroll

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  1. This has been going on long before the current POTUS took office. LEA’s are just finally being somewhat more transparent with telling their populace how bad it really is for their officers as a reaction to the negative feedback bodycams and officers getting caught doing things they shouldn’t do and used to lie about it in their reports. Transparency will fix this problem from both sides, but attempting to blame this president only shows how little people knew about their community either because they didn’t pay attention or the agencies attempted to cover it up to make the community more appealing to move to and live within.

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