Arrest made in shooting
Last updated 4/5/2022 at 8:08pm | View PDF
Fountain Police arrested 21-year-old Calil Witherspoon after a shooting that occurred around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Fountain Inn, 650 Champlain Drive.
Police say they found Witherspoon walking away from the motel, in possession of an AR-15 style rifle.
"Witherspoon had gone to the motel and confronted other people with the rifle," an FPD report said. "Witherspoon shot the rifle at a couple people, narrowly missing them. However, the bullet almost struck another person that was inside a different room at the motel."
Witherspoon was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Menacing, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (POWPO), Large Capacity Magazine Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Child Abuse and Reckless Endangerment.
Witherspoon is being held on $50,000 bond.