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Person fatally shot by El Paso County deputies in Monument identified

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 18:01:01-04

MONUMENT — The Colorado Springs Police Department has released the name of the man killed by El Paso County deputies in Monument last weekend.

The El Paso County Coroner says David Page, 20, of Monument died after being shot by members of the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the 200 block of 2nd Street.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the coroner's office and released at a later time.

Monument police officers and El Paso County deputies were called to the area just after 3 p.m. Sunday after receiving calls that a person was shooting a pellet gun at pedestrians and vehicles from inside a residence.

Officers from the Palmer Lake Police Department and Colorado State Patrol also responded to the scene, and the SWAT team was called in after the suspect, now identified at Page, barricaded himself in the home.

CSPD says when officers first tried to make contact with Page he fired multiple times at a Sheriff's Office cruiser with a deputy inside, causing damage to the front windshield and shattering a door window.

The deputy inside was hot injured, and several other law enforcement vehicles were also damaged.

During that time at least one shot was fired by an El Paso County deputy, which hit Page and killed him.

The deputies involved were placed on routine administrative leave, per EPSO policy.

The Colorado Springs Police Deapartment's Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating the incident, in accordance with Senate Bill 15-219, which prohibits any law enforcement agency from investigating its own actions.