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Officer-involved shooting in Peyton under investigation

Posted at 10:43 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 16:30:21-04

EL PASO COUNTY — On Wednesday night, people living near 17000 Gollihar Court in Peyton were under a shelter-in-place order due to an officer-involved shooting.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO), deputies encountered an armed suicidal man around 2:30 p.m. According to ESPO, deputies attempted to deescalate the situation multiple times by phone for several hours. During these attempts, the man fired his weapon at least one time at deputies.

Three EPSO deputies fired their weapons at least one time at the man; he was shot and, despite medical efforts, eventually died due to his injuries.

They say at some point during attempts to deescalate the situation, shots were fired. The man was injured and died at the scene, but no deputies were hurt.

The shelter-in-place order was announced at around 7:00 p.m. and was later lifted at 8:40 p.m. Police say there is no longer a threat to the community.

No other community members or deputies were injured in this incident. The deputies involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave per EPSO’s policy.

On September 7, the man at the center of the incident was identified as 26-year-old Connor Riley McDaniel. The El Paso County Coroner's Office is still determining the official cause of death.

Under Colorado law, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Deadly Force Investigation Team is looking into the deputies actions and will turn over the findings to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office for review.


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