Police: Shots fired, Colorado Springs couple arrested on suspicion of child abuse

A woman and her husband were arrested on suspicion of child abuse Sunday evening after police discovered they had been firing a gun in their vehicle close to a toddler.

Police say Cynthia Yancey called police about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, stating that someone had been firing a gun at her vehicle and had shot out the back window of her vehicle.

Also in the vehicle were her husband and toddler, she told police.

Police found Yancey’s vehicle, with a blown-out back window, near the intersection of East Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard but it didn’t stop when officers tried to pull it over.

Police briefly chased the vehicle before they were able to stop it.

Upon further investigation, police learned that Cynthia Yancey had been firing a gun inside the vehicle near the toddler. Police could not confirm whether anyone else had been firing at the car.

Police arrested Cynthia Yancey on suspicion of possession of a weapon by previous offender, child abuse and reckless endangerment.

Her husband James Yancey was ticketed and released for misdemeanor vehicular eluding and child abuse.

Source: http://gazette.com/police-shots-fired-colorado-springs-couple-arrested-on-suspicion-of-child-abuse/article/1561550