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5 things to know: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 10:42:08-04

These are the top five stories we're following on August 6, 2019. Follow these stories on-air and online as they develop throughout the day. Download the News5 App to keep updated on the go.

Costilla County deputy shot multiple times

The Costilla County Sheriff's Office said a deputy is recovering and is stable after being shot multiple times early Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post, the deputy was shot while investigating a burglary call in the Forbes Ranch area around 4:11 a.m. The deputy is recovering at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. Authorities have not released any information about a suspect, but they said people in the area should expect to see an increased police presence in the neighborhood.

Highway 94 closed east of Ellicott after fatal crash

The Colorado State Patrol says one person died in a crash Wednesday morning on Highway 94 in eastern El Paso County. CSP reports the crash involved two-vehicles and happened around 4:50 a.m. about one mile east of Ellicott near the intersection of Highway 94 and Ellicott Road. A trooper tells News5 one victim died at the scene and the other driver was injured. However, the extent of that driver's injuries has not yet been released. CSP also said one of the vehicles involved in the crash caught fire. The highway remains closed between N. Baggett Road and Calhan Highway and we're told the closure will likely last hours.

Uncovering the criminal history of suspect killed by police

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirms the man who died in an officer involved shooting in Colorado Springs on Saturday is 19-year-old Devon Malik Bailey. With Bailey's full name and date of birth News5 was able to search court records and even pull an affidavit that says he was accused of sex crimes in El Paso County.

Court documents reveal Bailey had interactions with police three times since 2015. Charges from two of those incidents were dismissed by the district attorney. Court records also show Bailey was facing charges tied to two victims. The charges include Criminal Attempt- sexual assault on a child by one in position of trust. Court records show Bailey pled not guilty to the charges about a week ago.

The officers involved in the deadly shooting are on administrative leave and in accordance with state law the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now in charge of the investigation into the circumstances of the shooting. Colorado Springs Mayor Jon Suthers is calling for calm as the investigation is underway.

Hot and humid with afternoon and evening thunderstorms

Heat and humidity build from the morning to the early afternoon, with showers and thunderstorms ending the day and running well into the evening hours. Highs will be in the 90s along I-25 with the greatest heat expected from Pueblo out east into the plains, where a few isolated triple digits are expected. Storms will start over the mountains and drift east into the plains from the afternoon through the evening hours, growing stronger and more widespread as the leave the high country. Severe weather is not expected today but storms could still pack a punch through the evening.

Springs police investigating attempted robbery that led to shooting

Colorado Springs police said a man was shot late Tuesday night in an attempted robbery near Mitchell High School. Officers said it happened around 11:28 p.m. when a witness told police a Hispanic man asked the victim for money in the 1300 block of Potter Drive. When he refused, the witness said the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released later that night. The suspect, who was also seen with a white male and white female, ran away from the scene. Police do not have any other information about the suspect or the two people that were with him.