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Jun 6, 2010 8:47 AM by Stefanie Boe, Matt Stafford, James Amos

SATURDAY: No more info on shooting death of man by police officer

Colorado Springs Police still are investigating the death of a man shot by a police officer Friday night.

A spokeswoman said Saturday morning that the name of the victim and reason for the encounter won't be released until Monday at the soonest.

Police got the call around 7:30 Friday night.  Sgt. David Edmondson with the Colorado Springs Police Department says an investigation, leading to a police chasing a suspect, began in the parking lot of the shopping center just south of the Greentree Village Apartment Complex.  Officers chased the suspect across Carefree, into the parking lot of the apartment complex.  C.S.P.D. is not releasing the nature of that investigation or why the suspect was being chased.

J.D. Courtney, a resident of the Greentree Village Apartment complex, says he heard the shooting.  After some yelling, Courtney says from in his apartment he heard 3 shots fired.  The scenerio was frightening enough for Courtney to "duck and cover."

Police were not releasing details on the deceased at the scene.  Police say they aren't looking for anyone else and no one has been taken into custody. Police still were investigating at the scene at the shooting later into Friday night.

As protocol, an investigation with the officer who fired the shots will take place.  Being an officer-involved shooting, the District Attorney's office will lead the investigation.

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