Suspect in custody after shooting and robbery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a shooting and robbery at a Valero gas station in the 5700 block of North Carefree Circle around 9 this morning.

According to police, the suspect had already robbed two other locations just a few hours before. The first robbery was in the 1900 block of West Uintah, while the second robbery was at the 5600 Block of Palmer Park.

At the third location, the armed suspect entered the Valero gas station attempting to rob the clerk. The clerk put up a fight. That's when the suspect's gun discharged, wounding the clerk. The suspect then ran out of the store, got in a stolen car, and backed up into a parked car.

After that incident, he got out of the car and ran off. After police arrived at the scene, CPSD sent an emergency message shortly thereafter as the suspect was still on the loose in the area of Oro Blanco Drive and Artistic Circle.

Police asked residents in the area to stay indoors as well as lock and stay away from windows and doors.

A neighbor saw suspicious activity at someone's backyard and called 911. An hour later, CSPD tweeted out that the suspect was now in custody.

We'll keep you updated once we learn more.

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