Deputy identified, Wampler due in court


FORT GARLAND — More information was released from the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office on the circumstances around the deputy that was shot multiple times Aug.7.

Deputy Keith Schultz responded to the home of Jackie Wampler Jr. at 4:11 a.m. on a report of a possible burglary. The home is in the Sangre De Cristo Ranches Subdivision of Forbes Park. When Schultz arrived, he was met by the Wampler and “a short time later, and gunfire was exchanged between … Schultz and Wampler,” which is when Schultz was injured.

After being shot, Schultz was able to reach his patrol car and drive himself to a save location where he received medical attention. He was then transported to the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, treated and released.

Wampler was taken into custody at about 11:15 a.m. without incident by the Alamosa City SWAT team.

Although charges have not been filed, Wampler is due to be in Costilla County Court for an advisement on Aug. 13.

Assisting with the manhunt, capture and investigation of Wampler included the Blanca Marshalls Office, Costilla County EMS, Alamosa SWAT team, Alamosa Command Staff, Alamosa Sheriff’s Office, Alamosa Sheriff’s Office Command Staff, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado State Patrol Dispatch, U.S. ICE, Alamosa I.T., CBI and the Pueblo Police Department. Providing food to law enforcement was Del’s Diner and All Gone Restaurant. Also helping during the morning were Costilla County Emergency Manager Chris Rodriguez, Costilla County Commissioner Lawrence Pacheco, and the Costilla County Assessor’s Office.

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