The CSPD just released the following information:
This is an update to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Media Releases 15-087 dated 11/10/2015 and 15-088 dated November 11, 2015.
The two Colorado Springs Police Department Officers who fired shots on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 are identified as:
• Patrol Officer Matthew Peterson who was hired on August 12, 2013
• Patrol Officer Derek Wilson who was hired on March 16, 1997
Officers on scene provided lifesaving measures through the use of an Emergency Medical Trauma Kit provided by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. This included the use of a hemostatic/clotting agent.
All further updates will come from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Manager/Public Information Officer Jacqueline Kirby.
Authorities aren't saying anything about the Tuesday-night shooting of Dana Bruce Ott,
63, by police near his home on Lanagan Street.
We inquired about his status, and an El Paso County Sheriff's Office
spokesperson says he remains in critical condition.
He's being treated at a hospital in the Penrose-St. Francis system
The Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting and will submit its findings to the District Attorney's Office
, which will render a decision on whether the officers were justified in shooting Ott.
The Sheriff's Office is also investigating two other shootings by officers: a September 24 shooting in which Fountain Police officer Jonathan Kay
killed 17-year-old Patrick O'Grady
(the matter is now in the hands of the DA's Office, which hasn't issued a ruling), and the Halloween shooting of Noah Harpham
, who gunned down three people,
apparently at random, before being killed by police.
None of the officers involved in the shootings described here captured video of the events via body cameras. The Fountain officer thought he had turned his camera on but didn't. The CSPD officers in the other shootings weren't wearing body cams
. Dash cams did not capture those events, either.
The CSPD is expected to launch its body-camera program early next year.