Officer Involved Shooting in Colorado Springs

By: AP
By: AP

A Colorado Springs man is behind bars this morning, accused of pointing a handgun at a State Patrol trooper following a routine traffic stop.

Colorado Springs police say 29-year-old Tyron Lesane suffered bite wounds after a police department canine bit him early this morning as he was trying to flee the scene.

The incident started about 1:30 a.m. during the stop of a possible DUI suspect near Interstate 25 and South Circle Drive.

Authorities say the suspect ran away as the trooper was patting him down, then pulled out a handgun and pointed it toward him.

The trooper fired one shot at the fleeing man, but missed.

Lesane now faces numerous charges, including first-degree assault on a police officer.


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