Update: Costilla County Deputy Recovering At Home Following Shooting

Aug 7, 2019

Updated Aug. 8, 2019, 12:45 p.m. — A Colorado sheriff's is recovering at home after authorities say he was shot by a man who reported a burglary in his home. 

Costilla County Sheriff Undersheriff Randy Herrera says Jackie Wampler, Jr. began firing at the deputy soon after he began investigating the home in a secluded development near Fort Garland.

He says the deputy was hit three times, in the abdomen, arm and wrist, and was protected by his bulletproof vest. Herrera says the deputy fired back, retreated and managed drive about seven minutes down to a main road.

He was taken to the hospital and released later in the day.

Herrera says Wampler, who wasn't wounded, was arrested after a standoff at his home. There was no evidence of a burglary and investigators don't have a motive.

Original story:

SAN LUIS, Colo. (AP) — Police in southern Colorado say a deputy has been shot multiple times while responding to a burglary call.

The Costilla County Sheriff's Office says the incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday at a rural residential area near Fort Garland but no other details were released.

A screenshot of a Facebook post from the Costilla County Sheriff's Office during the morning of August 7, 2019.
Credit Costilla County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office says the officer was taken to the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

The name of the deputy was not released.

At 11:15 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol said in a tweet that the suspect, Jackie Wampler Jr. was apprehended following a manhunt that lasted through the morning.