Police identify man killed in July 11 law enforcement shooting
MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - Police have identified the man killed by law enforcement following a car chase north of Monument earlier this month.
Around 5 p.m. on July 11, state troopers responded to a call for service on southbound I-25 near Larkspur involving a menacing suspect. Troopers located the car and tried to stop the driver, who refused to pull over and exited the interstate at County Line Road (163). The driver crashed into a guardrail a moment later, ditched the car and tried to carjack another vehicle. After failing at that, he ran across a field and into a home in the 20000 block of Doewood Drive. The residents inside the home were able to get out and were not harmed in the incident.
State Patrol and El Paso County sheriff’s deputies went to the house and confronted the suspect, who they say fired at least one shot at them. One deputy and one trooper returned fire, killing the suspect.
The man has been identified as 23-year-old Antonio Mancinone of Denver.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is leading the investigation as the outside agency in this case. Detectives are asking for help in locating potential witnesses to the incident. Law enforcement reported seeing a white Nissan sedan stopped behind a black SUV on the I-25 northbound exit ramp to County Line Road. Police would like to talk to the driver and any passengers who were in that Nissan sedan. Witnesses are asked to call 719-444-7000.
Three state troopers and one deputy were placed on administrative leave. This is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.
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