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Five things to know: Wednesday, July 24

Officer Involved Shooting on southeast side of Colorado Springs
Westcliffe Tornado
Posted at 5:53 AM, Jul 24, 2019

Here are the top five stories we're following this morning in southern Colorado.

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Colorado Springs

Three Colorado Springs police officers are on paid administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting on the southeast side of the city Tuesday night. Police told News5 that the officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun on Monterey Road when they were involved in an altercation with the suspect around 6 p.m. at an apartment building near Fountain and Chelton. Authorities have not yet released the suspect's name or condition.

Mueller set to testify on Capitol Hill

The former special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe, Robert Mueller, will finally face congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in hearings which will be carried live on KOAA 5 and on koaa.com. The back-to-back Capitol Hill appearances in the morning and at noon are Mueller's first since wrapping his two-year Russia probe last spring.

Procession set to happen Wednesday for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Fort Carson Green Beret Sgt. Major James "Ryan" Sartor will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Police will escort a procession from Peterson Air Force Base. Drivers should expect traffic delays along the procession route.

Man dies in fall at Red Rock Canyon Open Space

CSPD said a man died after he fell while hiking in a restricted area just outside of the park boundary. Officers said he fell an estimated 85 feet and his death appears to be accidental.

Ozone alert in effect with thunderstorms once again favoring the mountains

Another day for rain and thunderstorms across southern Colorado with most storms staying out west into the mountains. Even though most of our storms today will stay out in the mountains, few storms could sneak out into El Paso County from the late afternoon through the early evening.