COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A suspect tried to flee the scene of multiple bank robberies on Thursday night. It happened near Maizeland Road and North Academy Boulevard. Colorado Springs Police Department's Robbery Detectives chased down the car believed to be involved in the robberies, however, when they tried to approach the driver, the suspect starting shooting.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the suspect fired at least one round. One detective fired a round in return, which hit the suspect. Subsequently, the suspect was put into custody, and sent to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation. EPCSO says the involved detectives were not injured and have been placed on administrative leave, according to their policy. There is no known threat to the public.
If you have any information about this officer-involved shooting, you are asked to call the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666.