Suspect, dog dead after reportedly attacking Fountain officers

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 8:35 PM MDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 5:53 AM MDT
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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - A suspect and dog are dead following a shooting in Fountain over the weekend.

Just before 6 on the evening of May 20, officers responded to Taos Circle, near Santa Fe and I-25, to a domestic violence disturbance. When two officers got on scene, police say the suspect’s dog attacked an officer. The suspect then began to assault both officers.

Both officers shot at least one round hitting the suspect and the dog. The dog died on the scene. The suspect was taken to the hospital, and on Tuesday, Colorado Springs Police announced he had died. The El Paso County coroner identified him as 51-year-old James Boyle of Fountain.

One officer was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The Colorado Springs Police Department will be investigating this situation, which is common practice for an officer-involved shooting.