Colorado Springs Police shot and killed a man, after he pulled out a gun and pointed it at officers. Police responded to a disturbance call just after 1:15 a.m. Thursday outside a 7-Eleven on the corner of Union and Fountain.
When they arrived, they approached three people in a vehicle. As the men got out of the car, police say one of them reached for a gun in his waistband. An officer grabbed it, but the two struggled over the weapon. Another officer got out a Taser, but the suspect got a hold of that, and used it on the officers. That’s when one of the officers shot the man.
The suspect, 19-year-old James Larue of Colorado Springs, died at Memorial Hospital. Two of the officers suffered minor injuries.
The officers are on routine administrative leave until an investigation is complete.
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