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Officials release name of person killed in officer-involved shooting

Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 26, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County Sheriff’s office has released more details on an officer-involved shooting this week that killed one man, now identified as Jonathan Patzel, age 29.

Investigators say the Colorado Springs Police Department was called to a disturbance at an apartment in the 2500 block of Hancock Expressway just before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

When they arrived officers said they saw smoke coming from Patzel’s apartment. Investigators say Patzel brandished a weapon and moved toward the officers and shots were fired.

Patzel was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. The Coroner’s Office has not yet ruled on the cause or manner of death.

The fire was related to the disturbance and investigators say it was human-caused.

The officers involved are on routine administrative leave and have not yet been released by CSPD.

The investigation is ongoing.

Previous reporting:

Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs

Officer-involved shooting and fire being investigated at Colorado Springs apartment complex