DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman wanted in a hit-and-run incident involving police in Castle Rock was arrested later along Interstate 25 on Monday morning after a Colorado State Patrol officer fired a weapon when the suspect pointed a gun at the trooper. The incident had traffic backed up in both directions along I-25 in Douglas County near mile marker 163.

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The incident began in Castle Rock on Monday morning when the woman, allegedly driving a stolen vehicle out of Denver, was involved in a hit-and-run with a Castle Rock police officer.

Castle Rock police say they were first alerted to the stolen vehicle by an automatic license plate reader. Officers found the vehicle at a gas station on Castle Rock Parkway and Promenade Parkway.

After setting up a perimeter, an officer tried to take the woman into custody, but they say she backed into a patrol car and drove over medians and curbs to get away.

Officers say they set up a device to deflate her tires before she got onto I-25. While the device worked, the driver continued onto the interstate.

A CSP trooper caught up with the female driver shortly after 9 a.m. just south of the El Paso-Douglas county line. Before she was taken into custody, the suspect also tried to carjack a white SUV. It’s unclear whether the suspect pointed her weapon at the driver of the SUV or whether she actually got inside the vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody after pointing a gun at the state trooper. The state trooper fired a weapon, however, the suspect was not struck. No one was injured in the shooting or earlier crash in Castle Rock.

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Copter4 flew over the scene where crime scene tape surrounded the suspect vehicle.

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Traffic was getting through the area, however, Colorado State Patrol said that there would be delays in the area during the investigation.

The suspect has not been identified.

Jennifer McRae