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Arrest made in shooting


Last updated 4/5/2022 at 8:08pm | View PDF

Fountain Police Department

Calil Witherspoon

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.


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