Published: June 8, 2013
An apparent altercation involving rocks escalated into a shooting late Friday night, Colorado Springs police said.
Police were notified at 10:21 p.m. Friday of gunshots being fired in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue.
Police officers who responded learned that several people had gotten into a verbal and physical fight. Rocks of different sizes were thrown at people or objects in the area causing injuries and damage to property, police said.
Police said 22-year-old Juan Herrera reportedly threatened other people with a larger rock. One of the people involved fired three shots from a handgun as a warning, police said. Herrera reportedly did not stop threatening people with the rock, and a single shot was fired, hitting Herrera in the lower left leg, police said.
Officers found Herrera nearby, and he ran from officers before being taken into custody, police said.