El Paso County Crime

COS Officer's actions in September shooting ruled justified

COLORADO SPRINGS - It was announced on Thursday that a Colorado Springs officer's actions during an investigation back in September have been ruled as justified. 

Officer Jake Skifstad shot Christopher Liles on September 16. 

According to police reports, Liles ran from police and barricaded himself in an occupied home. When officers had the home surrounded, Liles took the keys to the resident's vehicle and drove it through the garage door where officers were waiting.

READ MORE: Details leading up to COS officer-involved shooting released

At this point, Officer Skifstad shot Liles. Liles was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

When Liles recovered, he was taken to the El Paso County Jail and charged with several offenses. 

His next court date is January 3, 2017.  

Because the officer’s actions were justified under Colorado law, no criminal charges will be pursued.



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