El Paso County Crime

Identity released of alleged shoplifter killed in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office released the identity of the man who was shot and killed in Colorado Springs on Monday. 

Colorado Springs police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Walmart off East Platte at around 11:36 p.m.

The suspect, Steven James Young ran from police to the 3200 block of East Bijou Street where he brandished what police thought was a gun at officers, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.  Then an officer got out his weapon and fired. 

It was later discovered that the "firearm" was a Crosman Vigilante pellet pistol, which is almost an exact replica of a firearm.

Young was wanted on four felony warrants including a Fugitive from Justice warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections, Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, and multiple counts of Vehicular Eluding.

A Jeep Cherokee stolen from CSPD’s jurisdiction on June 26, 2017, was found in the East Platte Walmart parking lot immediately after the shooting.

It was positively identified as being driven by Young in three previous police pursuits 


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