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One Person Arrested Following Shooting in Security


April 11, 2018

One person was arrested following a shooting Thursday night in the 1800 block of Main Street in Security.

According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 8:07 p.m., a deputy was at Gladiator Dr. and Main Street when she heard several shots fired coming from the Shots Tavern located at 1831 Main Street. She immediately arrived on scene and was informed by a witness that a white male had just shot at a white SUV that was leaving the parking lot. The deputy located the suspect while he was still in the parking lot and detained him.

Kirby said that according to the victims and witnesses, the two victims and their two children were driving on Highway 85/87 in Fountain when the suspect, riding a motorcycle, cut them off and continued driving erratically towards Security. The suspect pulled into the Shots Tavern parking lot and the victims' vehicle followed. The victim then got out of his vehicle to confront the suspect and a physical altercation ensued.

According to Kirby, after one of the victims got back into the passenger side of the vehicle the suspect pulled out a firearm and shot into the back of the vehicle as well as the driver's side of the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot. The occupants were hit by breaking glass but were uninjured.

Kirby said the suspect has been identified as Randall Hamilton, 51. He had three firearms on his person at the time of his arrest. He was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charges of Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, and Prohibited Use of a Weapon.


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