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Suspect in Lorson Ranch shooting arrested

 

Last updated 1/28/2022 at 3:27pm

Damian Garcia

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) has arrested a man on a charge of attempted second-degree murder for a Jan. 23 shooting incident in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood.

At the time, the suspect -- 22-year-old Damian Garcia -- initially left the scene and attempted to gain access to Fort Carson, where he was detained.

The series of events began around 3 a.m. Jan. 23, when EPSO's Communications Center dispatched deputies to the 11000 block of Tiffin Drive, located south of Fontaine Boulevard near Grand Mountain School, in reference to a residential burglary in progress.

"The reporting party identified the suspect as their daughter's ex-boyfriend," an EPSO news release explained. "The reporting party also said the suspect was breaking the door down and screaming. At the time of this incident the home was occupied by six people, one of which was the suspect's child."

While the people inside the residence were trying to hide, they heard multiple gunshots outside their door. The surrounding neighbors also called 911 to report the hearing of numerous gun shots.

"The suspect left the area and recklessly drove away from the scene," EPSO reported.

Deputies responded to the address and found the front door, a window, and three vehicles struck by bullets. The people inside were nearly struck, but no one was harmed.

Garcia then attempted to get onto Fort Carson Army base; however, was detained.

Garcia was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges:

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Burglary, Illegal Discharge of Firearm, Criminal Mischief, Vehicular Eluding, Driving Under the Influence, Prohibited Use of a Weapon, and Reckless Endangerment.

 

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