One person in custody following shooting investigation in Castle Rock Tuesday morning

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 25, 2022

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – A man was taken into custody following a shooting in Castle Rock Tuesday morning.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Castle Rock police received a call about a man who had walked into a local business and reported a suspicious incident near the intersection of Fourth and Wilcox streets, according to a police department spokesperson.

Minutes later, the department received another call about the same individual running into traffic and trying to stop cars. Officers responded and attempted to contact the man but he alleged refused to talk with them.

The police spokesman said officers remained in the parking lot and within minutes heard gunshots coming from the intersection of Fifth and Wilcox Streets. The same individual was identified as the shooter and was immediately taken into custody without incident.

During the initial investigation, officers discovered the suspect fired multiple shots from the east side of Wilcox Street to the west side, striking several businesses and one occupied vehicle, but no injuries were reported.

“We are very lucky that no one was injured, and that we were able to take this individual into custody and prevent any further danger to our community,” said Police Chief Jack Cauley.

Detectives later found several shell casings and recovered a handgun at the scene. The man is being held at the Douglas County Detention Facility.

If you witnessed the shooting or have any information on what occurred, please contact the Castle Rock Police dispatch center at 303-663-6100 or Detective Williams by email.