Colorado Springs

Suspect identified in deadly officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - The man who fatally shot an El Paso County deputy and injured two other deputies, a Colorado Springs officer and a nearby citizen has been identified. 

Manuel Zetina, 19, of Colorado Springs was killed in the crossfire with El Paso County deputies and a Colorado Springs officer at Murray Hill Apartments on Monday night. 

Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement task force detectives were in the 4200 block of Galley Road at just before 4 p.m. investigating a stolen vehicle. 

While the detectives were trying to make an arrest on Zetina, he drew a gun and began firing. Deputy Micah Lee Flick was killed while Deputy Scott Stone, Sergeant Jake Abendshan, and Officer Marcus Yanez were wounded and rushed to the hospital. 

Zetina was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A semi-automatic was recovered from the Murray Hill Apartments parking lot. 

El Paso County Court documents show Zetina's criminal past:

Two open traffic cases :

Jan. 1, 2018 

  • Charges of Having a Fictitious Plate 
  • Driving Without a License
  • Defective Headlights

 Jan. 8, 2018

  • Charges of Having a Fictitious Plate 
  • Driving Without a License
  • Driving with no insurance   

One closed misdemeanor case:

Jan. 23, 2016

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Guilty Plea March 16, 2016)
  • Possession of 2 oz or less of Marijuana​​​​​​​

Thomas Villaneuva was walking in the area and was shot through the chest. He is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

The CSPD Deadly Force Investigation Team (DFIT) is the lead agency conducting this investigation.

Detective Micah Flick’s and Manuel Zetina’s deaths represent the third and fourth homicides investigated by the Colorado Springs Police Department in 2018.      

   

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