Sheriff's office asks for help from witnesses after officer-involved shooting in Teller County

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Teller County on Friday.

At about 8:58 p.m., two Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies came in contact with a male, near County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 (Trail Creek Road) who matched the description of a wanted person.

The sheriff's office says the suspect matched the description of someone wanted for Felony Menacing.

The suspect reportedly pointed a gun at the deputies. The deputies gave verbal commands and the suspect did not listen, according to authorities.

One deputy then fired at least one round, striking the suspect. The suspect is being treated at a local hospital with injuries.

The two deputies involved are uninjured and have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with Teller County Sheriff's Office policy.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have been a witness to the incident to call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.