Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Colorado Springs police subdue machete-wielding man with foam-tipped bullet

By Matt Steiner Updated: March 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

A brief standoff between police and a machete-wielding man ended Wednesday night when an officer stunned the 38-year-old with a 40-milimeter diameter, foam-tipped bullet.

"He showed some pretty damaging intent," said Colorado Springs police spokesman Lt. Catherine Buckley. "The officers approached this trying to make sure he wasn't injured. They wanted the best outcome for everybody."

Police from the Sand Creek and Gold Hill divisions went to the 600 block of Tia Juana Street shortly before 9 p.m. to investigate a domestic disturbance. They found a white Toyota Camry that was on fire and Damon Turner was in the car.

Officers surrounded the vehicle and ordered Turner to get out. He got out of the car with the machete in his hand, police said.

Police said the "less-lethal" round was fired at Turner and he was taken into custody "without incident." Officers later learned that Turner had allegedly entered a home in the area and threatened people with the large knife prior to the standoff.

Turner was arrested and taken to the El Paso County jail on suspicion of arson, felony menacing and harassment. He was being held Thursday morning without bond.

Comment Policy

Colorado Springs Gazette has disabled the comments for this article.
You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
SEP
20
SEP
21
SEP
22
SEP
23
SEP
24
SEP
25
SEP
26
SEP
27
SEP
28
SEP
29
SEP
30
OCT
1
OCT
2
OCT
3
Advertisement