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May 20, 2012 12:19 PM by Matt Stafford

Officer injured while responding to overnight shooting

Colorado Springs police were called to a shooting Saturday evening, but on the way one of the officers was injured in a car crash.

The shooting call came in around 9:30 p.m. from the 400 block of N. Nevada Ave. Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the chest. The man was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment; he went into surgery last night, but no word on his condition.

As police were heading to the crime scene, a car hit a responding police cruiser at the intersection of N. Nevada Ave and Cache la Poudre St. The officer driving was cut on his head; police believe it may have been from hitting his head on a gun rack in the car when the airbags deployed. Police say the officer is okay.

 

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