NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – On October 11, 2023, at 5:00 a.m. Thornton Police Department Officers attempted to contact a suspicious, possibly stolen vehicle when the driver took off. The suspects then fired upon the officers at least twice.
The pursuit continued into Douglas County, where Sheriff’s Office deputies took over around County Line Road and I-25. The driver failed to pull over and continued to drive in a reckless manner swerving toward a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s patrol car before getting off at exit 182/Wolfensberger Rd. in Castle Rock. The driver continued west and then turned south on Plum Creek Pkwy. Deputies deployed stop sticks, which were successful. The driver also swerved towards the deputy as he was setting out the stop sticks.
As the driver continued on Plum Creek Pkwy, he intentionally crashed into the front of the 7-11 store, which is just east of Wilcox St. There was a clerk and a customer inside the store. Both were unharmed.
When deputies converged on the suspect car, the driver pointed a firearm at deputies and refused commands to put the weapon down. The deputies fired on the suspect, hitting him several times. A female passenger was taken into custody, she was not injured. The male suspect was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. No deputies were injured.
It is also believed that the driver intentionally side-swiped two citizen cars during the incident.
The male suspect has been identified as Kyle Williamson DOB 07/15/91
The female suspect has been identified as Hannah Woolard DOB 01/22/86
The deputies involved have been put on administrative leave per department policy. The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is responsible for investigating the officer-involved shooting. This is an open and active investigation, and more information will be released when it becomes available.