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Courageous canine nabs suspect in Widefield


Last updated 12/14/2021 at 3:03pm

A man who reportedly pointed a gun at his driver was arrested near Widefield Community Park on Tuesday evening after a struggle with a K-9 officer.

Just before 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, an on-demand transportation service driver called the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center to report that a man he gave a ride to pointed a gun at him during the trip. The driver said he was able to coax the suspect out of his vehicle in the 100 block of Estrella Vista Lane, left him there, and immediately called 911.

Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division deputies, along with EPSO Tactical Support Un...

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