Colorado Springs officer shot during traffic stop released from hospital

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COLORADO SPRINGS | A police officer who was shot during a traffic stop in Colorado Springs has been released from the hospital, police said Tuesday.

Beau Becker was identified as the officer who was injured during Saturday night’s traffic stop over an expired license plate registration. A second officer, Christina Mattox, was also involved in the shooting, police said in a statement.

The suspected shooter has been identified as Randy Bishop, 35, who was wanted by police for stealing and firing a detective’s gun at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central and then stealing a car in November.

Police fired at least one round after Bishop fired but a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the shooting, told The Gazette that it is not known whether he was hit. He drove away and was later involved in a crash about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away from the site of the traffic stop. He ran away and remains at large.