1 dead after police shoot suspect in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Police Department tells 11 News they were first called to a domestic violence situation around 9:16 p.m. Saturday. Officers say as the man involved came out of his home with a weapon, which he pointed it towards police. Police say this is when one of their officers fired at least one round at the man. He died on scene.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - One man is dead following a police shooting at a Colorado Springs apartment complex. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this shooting.
Colorado Springs public information officer Robert Tornabene tells 11 News they first received a call to a domestic violence incident around 9:16 p.m. last night in the 4200 block of Sanders View. As officers arrived, they spoke to the woman involved. Police say she had obvious signs of injury.
As Colorado Springs officers conducted their investigation, the man involved came out of the apartment with a weapon. CSPD tells 11 News they gave him commands to drop the weapon. CSPD says the suspect began to raise his weapon towards the officers. CSPD tells 11 News that’s when at least one of their officers fired at least one round towards the suspect. CSPD tells 11 News their officers and medical personnel immediately rendered medical aid, but, the suspect died at the scene.
No other community members or officers were injured in this shooting. CSPD tells 11 News the involved officers in this shooting were placed on administrative leave per CSPD policy. In accordance with state law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for the police shooting.
The sheriff’s office is asking for anyone with information regarding this case to call our Investigative Tip Line at 719-520-7777.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation and 11 News will continue to update as we learn more.
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