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Colorado Springs standoff suspect had criminal history, connection to June shooting

Nevada Ave standoff suspect had lengthy criminal history

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man Colorado Springs police were looking for has a criminal history. Corky Oliver, 31, was most recently facing charges of aggravated robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that originated on February 27, 2018. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office who have taken over the investigation said police were serving Oliver an arrest warrant and that's when the incident turned violent. 

Natalie Sosa, El Paso County public information officer, said in a release Tuesday morning, "a male suspect barricaded himself inside of the room believed to be occupied by Oliver and told responding officers he was armed and holding a woman hostage." The woman who has yet to be identified suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

A male inside the hotel room was shot and killed by police when they entered just before 10 p.m. It has not been confirmed with the El Paso County Coroner, that the male is in fact, Corky Oliver. 

A childhood friend, Destiny Alexander, of Corky Oliver, said he had mentioned in the past, he didn't want to serve more time. She says, "he wasn't willing to go out there and try to justify himself and end up having them arrest him. His last words to me that I heard from him was, 'I will not go back to jail. I will not go to prison. I refuse to.'"

Oliver was also previously connected to a shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop also along Nevada Avenue in June of 2017. He was one of three people connected to the incident, but the only one arrested. 

Before that, his criminal history shows he faced theft and drug possession charges.

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