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5 things you need to know for Friday, July 26

Posted at 4:33 AM, Jul 26, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — Before you head out the door, here are the five things you need to know to start your day.

Another hot summer day in Southern Colorado

Hot air returns to Southern Colorado today with a smaller thunderstorm chance compared to Thursday. We'll see highs bounce back into the 80s and 90s east of the mountains. Rain and thunderstorms are still possible, mainly over the mountains with a few scattered storms bouncing out into the Pikes Peak region through the late afternoon. Tonight will be dry and warm with lows in the 60s.

Seriously injured suspect accused of auto theft and break-in

Colorado Springs Police are working to piece together reports of a carjacking and home invasion on the northwest side of the city. There was a report of a car crash at I-25 and Woodmen last night, and now police say the suspect then stole a car, drove to a house where he crashed, and tried to steal another car. According officers, when he could not start the car, he went into the home. The suspect got into a confrontation with the homeowners. Police found he had a serious cut to his throat from before all of this started. He was taken to the hospital for surgery.

Two men shot in Fountain

Two men believed to be responsible for a shooting Thursday night at Metcalfe Park in Fountain were later found at a Colorado Springs hospital. Details on what sparked the incident are not available as witnesses only told officers about the shooting. The suspects names have not been released, but Fountain PD says there is no threat to the public.

Suspect killed in Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting identified

The man shot during a confrontation with police on East Fountain Blvd. has been identified as 38-year-old Joshu Vigil. According to investigators, officers were checking out a call for a suspicious man with a gun. Further details are not available at this time. Vigil was taken to the hospital where he died. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation

West Nile confirmed in Pueblo County

Public Health Officials say multiple mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in Pueblo. These are the first positive tests in Colorado in 2019. Recent rainfall and high temperatures led to an increase in the mosquito population, and health officials urge everyone to protect themselves from the insects. There are no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans, but the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment says there is a risk to people.