Wounded Colorado Springs officer still in critical condition

Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 13:43:18-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado Springs say an officer who was wounded in a shootout remains in critical condition.

Police said Friday that Officer Cem Duzel had movement on both sides of his body overnight and has family and friends were by his side in the hospital.

He was shot while responding to a call about shots fired early Thursday east of downtown. A prayer vigil is scheduled for Friday evening in Colorado Springs on the east side of Boulder Park.

Investigators say 31-year-old Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi pulled a handgun and began shooting at officers.

The Gazette reports Al Khammasi has spent time in jail for driving while intoxicated, trespassing and misdemeanor assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court Friday. It's not clear if he has a lawyer yet.