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Pursuit ends with officer-involved shooting on I-25 in Colorado Springs

Scene of crash following police pursuit that ended on I-25 in Colorado Springs.
Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 10:13:41-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Northbound I-25 was closed in the area of Woodmen Road Monday evening for police activity.

According to Colorado State Patrol, an investigation into a robbery in Pueblo around 5 p.m. turned into a pursuit up northbound I-25.

The pursuit ended on I-25 near Woodmen after State Patrol deployed stop sticks and then used a State Patrol vehicle to ram and disable the fleeing vehicle. State Patrol said after the pursuit ended they received reports of shots fired and life-saving efforts were performed on the suspect in the fleeing vehicle.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the incident and said later Monday night that a Fountain Police officer joined the pursuit as it passed through Fountain PD's jurisdiction and was the one involved in the shooting. That officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The suspect was hit at least once and was taken to a local hospital.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.