Colorado Springs
81° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Two pursuits in 12 hours end in PIT manuever

Published On: Jun 25 2013 06:40:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2013 07:22:13 PM CDT

First went as planned, second had a mishap


In a matter of 12 hours, two pursuits involving wanted men were stopped using the PIT maneuver.  This tactic is used by law enforcement to cause a fleeing vehicle to spin out and can be risky.

While the first on Monday went as planned, the second on Tuesday had a mishap.

Capt. David Lucero, Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, said, "That deputy did perform the PIT maneuver, however it wasn't successful.   The vehicle ended up over-correcting, striking the wall, driving up against the wall."

Pueblo County sheriff's deputies were pursuing two people they believed were involved in a home invasion in Pueblo on Monday.  When the vehicle crashed, stolen goods and weapons scattered across I-25.

Deputies say two, possibly three invaders ransacked a home gun collection, set their car on fire and took off in the victim's car.  Law enforcement chased them down I-25 until they pulled the PIT maneuver.  The two suspects are in a local hospital.

The other chase followed a double murder investigation in Peyton.  El Paso County sheriff's deputies chased a man across two counties before pulling a PIT maneuver.

The man inside ended up taking his own life.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus