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Fountain officers shoot suspect and dog after being attacked

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Posted at 8:31 PM, May 20, 2023

EL PASO COUNTY, Colorado — Two Fountain Police officers have been placed on administrative leave per department policy following an Officer Involved Shooting at the Santa Fe Villas mobile home park Saturday evening.

Public Information Officer Lisa Schneider told reporters the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at an address on Taos Circle just before 6:00 p.m.

The suspect's dog attacked one of the officers shortly after they arrived. Schneider said the suspect then began to attack both officers while the one was still entangled with the animal.

Both officers fired at least one round striking the suspect and the dog. The male suspect was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound; his condition is unknown. Schneider was not aware of whether the suspect was armed.

The dog died at the scene. The officer who was attacked by the dog was also transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Schneider said there is no ongoing threat to the public related to this incident.

Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department will lead the Deadly Force Investigation Team review of the shooting.
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