May 24, 2024

Colorado Springs police are actively investigating a late-night home invasion that occurred in an eastside neighborhood, involving three masked suspects, one of whom may have been shot during the incident. The event has rattled the ordinarily quiet community and has put local hospitals and law enforcement on high alert.

The invasion happened late on Thursday night at a quiet residence on the 1300 block of Cumberland Street. The homeowner, Bob Grafft, and his daughter were at home at the time of the incident. According to Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) reports, that is when three masked intruders entered the house through an open backdoor while Grafft’s daughter was outside with their dog.

Two of the suspects reportedly headed for the basement, while the third, armed with a sawed-off shotgun, approached the bedroom. Grafft’s daughter, Lisa, recognized the intrusion drawing down on the armed suspect with a firearm of her own. As the armed and still dangerous suspect fled, Lisa reportedly shot him in the shoulder.

All three suspects then turned tail and ran from the property, and fled down the street in a vehicle. CSPD has yet to identify any of the suspects, and no arrests have been made as of yet. Local hospitals have been alerted about the incident and the possible arrival of a gunshot victim.

Residents of the neighborhood expressed their shock and concern following the incident. Bob Falcone, a resident living just a block away, noted his worry about the dangerous criminals still being at large.

“In the 30 years or more I’ve lived here, I’ve never had anything like that happen,” Falcone said.

Despite the unsettling occurrence, CSPD believes that the home invasion was a targeted act rather than a random burglary.

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In a related incident on Saturday, another home invasion was reported on 300 Gahart Dr., Colorado Springs. A 36-year-old man named Cordero Caples was taken into police custody after allegedly breaking into a home, threatening the occupants with a handgun, and demanding money. No injuries were reported, and Caples now faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

As of now, there is no apparent connection between the two incidents, but the police are not ruling out any possibilities in their ongoing investigations.


By Fred Riehl and AI tools. Note: This article was generated using AI technology and may contain some automated content aggregation and analysis.

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