Shooting at 7-11 injures two
Last updated 6/2/2020 at 3:09pm
UPDATE June 2: A second person has been arrested in this incident: 18-year-old Haley Spencer was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on the following charges: 1st Degree Assault, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession with Intent to Distribute (Marijuana), and Child Abuse.
Update on May 28:
Fountain Police have arrested 21-year-old Domacio Ohlsen-Aragon in connection with Tuesday's shooting at the 7-11 on Fountain Mesa Road. He has been charged with: 1st Degree Assault, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession with Intent to Distribute (Marijuana), and Child Abuse.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Ohlsen-Aragon and a female party brought their 1-year-old child with them to an illegal drug transaction that took place at 7-11. As the investigation progresses, it is expected that more arrests will be made, authorities said.
The 14-year-old who received minor injuries was treated and released from the hospital on Tuesday. The 19-year-old is currently in stable condition.
Fountain Police are investigating a shooting at a 7-11 that left a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old wounded.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the gas station/convenience store on Fountain Mesa Road, just in front of Janitell Junior High. However, the exact chain of events remains unclear.
Lisa Schneider, Fountain's public safety information officer, said police are interviewing numerous witnesses and piecing together the situation. Two individuals were detained on scene, but there have been no arrests yet.
"As far as we are aware at this point ... it is an isolated incident here at the 7-11," she said. "There is no threat to the public. We do have all the players involved in this situation, so we are happy to say that."
The first officers on scene performed life-saving measures on the 19-year-old, who was seriously wounded. The 14-year-old had less severe injuries. Firefighters arrived and took both injured to an area hospital.
Schneider confirmed that a gun was found near one of the gas pumps. She also said the incident appears to be contained to that location rather then the result of road rage or another altercation elsewhere, but the exact cause is still under investigation. Police also could not say immediately whether there was any connection between the two injured youths.