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5 Things to Know for Friday, July 19

USS Boxer
Posted at 5:23 AM, Jul 19, 2019

Before you head out the door to start your Friday, here's 5 Things You Need to Know in the Pikes Peak region and Pueblo.

Breaking news in Pueblo this morning, as a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting near the 1700 block of East 5th Street. Right now, the street is closed off between Portland and Queens. Police say they responded to a domestic disturbance call around 8 p.m., and when they arrived they were confronted by a man who they say had a weapon. Four officers fired on the man who later died at the hospital. No officers were wounded. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation, per state protocol. MORE

First Alert 5 Meteorologist Sam Schreier says hot air returns to Southern Colorado as we're going to either tie or break records in some of the region. Sunny skies and dry air work together to help generate incredible warmth through the afternoon. Rain chances are next to zero this afternoon so we won't have to worry about getting wet at the end of the day. Sunny skies will allow for easy sunburns and quick dehydration if you're working outside in the heat. Highs will reach the mid 90s in Colorado Springs and lower 100s in Pueblo east to the Plains. MORE

New information this morning for those who like to enjoy rushing water or a lazy glide down the Arkansas River. The Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo Sheriff's Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife announcing the restrictions on the river from the spillway of the Pueblo dam to the Pueblo and Otero County line is lifted. MORE

A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle on East Platte Ave near Bonfoy Ave in Colorado Springs. Police telling us that around 9:40 p.m., an El Paso County deputy reported finding the victim in the roadway.

The US Navy reports taking down an Iranian drone amid high tensions in the Persian Gulf region. President Donald Trump says the USS Boxer fired on the drone in the Strait of Hormuz because it flew too close to the ship. An Iranian news agency reported overnight that the confrontation never happened and all of the Islamic Republic's drones returned safely to their bases.