Richard Quintana Killed by Colorado Springs Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
500 West Garden of the Gods
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Police found a vehicle with no license plate and attempted to make contact with the occupant who was inside. The driver fled, but his car got stuck on a curb. The driver exited that vehicle with an AR-15 rifle, placed it under his chin. As the man was crossing the parking lot of a Phillips 66 gas station, he spotted a person pumping gas and began walking toward them. One of the officers reportedly tried to shock him with a Taser. One of the officers from CSPD then shot and killed him.

Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

Motive: vehicle theft

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Richard Quintana

Death Date: April 22, 2021

County: El Paso

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6812

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