Colorado Springs

Police searching for worker accused of pistol whipping customer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Police are searching for a Popeye's employee who is accused of pistol whipping a man around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of E. Fountain Boulevard.

Officers initially responded to the restaurant to investigate a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police learned that a gun had been involved in a dispute between an employee and a customer, but was not fired. Witnesses said the employee struck the customer in the head with a pistol before running from the scene.

A K-9 unit was called in to assist with the search, but the employee was not found.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is not releasing the name of the employee.

Witnesses with information that may help the investigation are asked to call 719-444-7000, or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

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