COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of a Colorado Springs police officer wants the community to know they are thankful for all their support.

Officer Cem Duzel (Colorado Springs Police Department)

Officer Cem Duzel was shot in the line of duty on Thursday. He’s still in critical condition, but was said to be stable.

RELATED: Denver Police Visit Officer Cem Duzell In Hospital

Duzel and other officers were responding to a shots fired call when they were confronted by a man with a gun. That man, Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, 31, was also shot and sent to the hospital where he remains.

Al Khammasi, the refugee charged in the shooting was set for deportation before the federal court ruling on immigration law.

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi (credit: El Paso County)

If you are interested in making a donation to help Officer Duzel and his family during this difficult time, you can call 719-634-0058. You can also mail donations to the Colorado Springs at 516 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


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