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Officer involved shooting unfolds at busy Colorado Springs apartment complex, suspect identified

CSPD responded to disturbance at 9:15 p.m. Saturday which led to the incident
Officer involved shooting unfolds at busy Colorado Springs apartment complex
Posted at 5:51 AM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 19:00:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reports that a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Colorado Springs had raised a weapon toward the officers.

Public Information Officer Sergeant Jason Garrett said in a news release that the CSPD officers were dispatched to the 4200 Block of Sanders View at around 9:15 p.m. in response to a report of domestic violence.

They met a woman when they arrived who showed obvious signs of injury. During the investigation, a man stepped out of the residence holding a weapon.

"Officers immediately ordered him to drop the weapon," Sgt. Garrett wrote. "The suspect began to raise it toward them at which time at least one of the officers fired at least one round towards the suspect."

He said the officers and medical personnel immediately rendered medical aid to the suspect who later died at the scene.

The suspect has since been identified as Mack Lee. The cause of death will be determined by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.

No other injuries were reported. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per CSPD policy.

UPDATED: 2:20 P.M. Sunday July 10, 2022

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has now taken over the investigation into an officer involved shooting tied to a Colorado Springs Police Department response to a disturbance call at an apartment complex in southeast part of the city Saturday night.

Investigators say the disturbance call in the 4200 block of Sanders View (That's near Fountain and Murray) came in at around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night and a woman was injured prior to police arriving on scene. According to CSPD officers then encountered a suspect leading to the officer involved shooting.

Investigators have not released further details on the circumstances of the shooting or the extent of the injuries to the suspect.

A large law enforcement presence remained at the scene for several hours to gather evidence and more information.

News5 will be working to get more details and will pass along updates as they are made available.


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