A soldier stationed at Fort Carson is suspected of shooting another man in Fountain Saturday and then escaping with a 17-year-old girl, according to the Fountain Police Department.
Stephen Cruz Sandoval, 21, is wanted on felony charges, according to a police statement. He is considered armed and dangerous, and the girl he was with, 17-year-old Keloe Roxie-Malia Tata, is considered missing and endangered.
The shooting was reported at about 8:45 p.m. at 7055 Alegre Circle, according to Fountain police. The victim, an adult man, was shot multiple times and hospitalized with life threatening injuries. His identity has not been released, and police did not elaborate on how Sandoval came to be the primary suspect in the shooting.
Police are currently searching for Sandoval and Keloe, who are believed to be traveling in a 2015 blue Hyundai Genesis with a Colorado license plate of ACV-I84, according to police.
Sandoval is described as a white, about 5’9’’, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Keloe is described as white, 5’3’’, 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Police ask anyone with information on the shooting or on the pair’s location call Fountain police at (719) 390-5555. Anonymous tips can be called into the Crime Stoppers tipline at (719) 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.