By Nia Bender
COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new details on an officer-involved shooting on Thursday, April 22nd. 37-year old Richard Quintana was shot by a Colorado Springs police officer after he threatened a customer at a gas station with an AR-15 on Garden of the Gods Rd. west of I-25.
Officers were conducting a search for stolen cars in a parking lot nearby when they came across Quintana in a car. He got out of the vehicle with his gun and started walking towards a person pumping gas at a pump. Officers shouted several commands at the man and they deployed a taser, which failed to make an impact. An officer eventually shot Quintana, who later died at an area hospital. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation. The officer involved is currently on paid administrative leave.