Colorado Springs Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tour of Duty: 3 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 2305
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Weapon Used: Handgun; .44 caliber
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Detective Jared Jensen was shot and killed while attempting arrest a parolee who was wanted for attempted murder.
Detective Jensen radioed dispatch that he had spotted the suspect near the intersection of Costilla Street and Hancock Avenue and that he was going to make contact with the suspect. After approaching the suspect, Detective Jensen was shot once in the face. Detective Jensen fell to the ground, and the suspect stood over him and shot him again in the face.
Four minutes later citizens called to report a shooting. Responding officers located Detective Jensen on the sidewalk suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was apprehended by FBI and ATF agents following a massive manhunt.
Detective Jensen had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 3.5 years. He is survived by his wife and brother, who also serves with the Colorado Springs Police Department.
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