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UPDATE: El Paso County Deputies locate suspect from shooting in Midway Ranch area

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 14:07:41-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colorado — Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported on Twitter Saturday evening that the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting and house fire in the Midway Ranches area had been located.

Christopher Leonard was sought in connection with a shooting and house fire reported in the 6100 block of Chaps View earlier in the day.

Public Information Officer Lt. Deborah Mynatt said that deputies and firefighters responded to the scene in the rural subdivision near the Pueblo/El Paso County Line. She said someone had called 911 and reported that they were going to burn the house down.

"Our deputies, as well as fire personnel, responded on scene and the deputies did find an adult deceased on scene," Lt. Mynatt said.

The victim's identity has not yet been released. Mynatt said that the crime appeared to be an act of family violence.

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