COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In a matter of 12 hours, two pursuits involving wanted men were stopped using the PIT maneuver. This tactic is used by law enforcement to cause a fleeing vehicle to spin out and can be risky.
While the first on Monday went as planned, the second on Tuesday had a mishap.
Capt. David Lucero, Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, said, "That deputy did perform the PIT maneuver, however it wasn't successful. The vehicle ended up over-correcting, striking the wall, driving up against the wall."
Pueblo County sheriff's deputies were pursuing two people they believed were involved in a home invasion in Pueblo on Monday. When the vehicle crashed, stolen goods and weapons scattered across I-25.
Deputies say two, possibly three invaders ransacked a home gun collection, set their car on fire and took off in the victim's car. Law enforcement chased them down I-25 until they pulled the PIT maneuver. The two suspects are in a local hospital.
The other chase followed a double murder investigation in Peyton. El Paso County sheriff's deputies chased a man across two counties before pulling a PIT maneuver.
The man inside ended up taking his own life.