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Processional held for fallen K9 officer in overnight Manitou Springs police shooting

Fallen K9 Jinx
Posted at 8:45 AM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 13:25:48-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office held a processional Tuesday morning for its fallen K9 Officer Jinx that was shot during an overnight police shooting in Manitou Springs.

The processional began at 9:30 a.m. at 5520 N Nevada Ave and moved south on Nevada Avenue, before it turned west on E Vermijo Avenue and concluded in front of the Office of the Sheriff.

According to the Manitou Springs Police Department, just before 11:00 p.m. Monday night, a police shooting took place in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue.

Once on the scene, the suspect fired at least one round at law enforcement and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Manitou Springs PD returned fire, striking the suspect.

Life-saving measures were immediately started until medical personnel arrived but the suspect died on the scene.


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