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Suspect in surgery after Pueblo officer involved shooting

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A person is in surgery and pueblo police are investigating an officer involved shooting at the Regency Square Shopping Center at S. Pueblo Blvd. and Northern Ave. 

Officers were called about an unconscious man in a car at the intersection S. Pueblo Boulevard and Rutgers Avenue a little after 3:30 a.m. The man had reportedly been sitting in the vehicle at the intersection for several minutes.  When officers arrived, they ran the license plate on the car and found that it had been stolen in a carjacking out of Colorado Springs on February 25th. The driver took off as soon as he realized there were officers in back of him.

Instead of chasing the suspect, they let him go and began searching for the car. They found the suspect in the car in the parking lot of the shopping center at about 3:45 a.m. He got out of the car and started to run across the parking lot, while firing a gun at officers.

Officers returned fire and hit the man, neither officer was injured in the shooting. Both officers will be placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation of the incident. 
The Tenth Judicial District Critical Incident Team was activated and initiated an investigation of the incident.           

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