Colorado man allegedly shot postal worker because he thought they were stealing mail

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – A man is facing serious charges after authorities believe he fired shots at a postal worker in El Paso County.

The incident occurred on September 15 at around 4:20 p.m. in the Calhan area, east of Colorado Springs. Deputies were called to the 9900 block of Calhan Highway after reports of someone firing a gun outside a home. Calhan Police joined deputies in responding to the scene and learned that two people had been shot at and no one was hit.

“Upon further investigation, it was determined that the homeowner of the residence believed someone had stolen his mail. At the time of the incident, one of the victims was working as a contract employee at the U.S. Post Office delivering mail,”[ads1]; an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office press release said. “The vehicle used was not marked with markings to indicate the service being provided .”

The suspect was identified as Stephen Teague. Teague was charged with felony threatening with a deadly weapon along with misdemeanor threatening.

According to online court documents, Teague does not appear to have a criminal history in Colorado.

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