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Person found dead in vehicle following stand-off with Colorado Springs Police

Police Presence near Potter Dr.
Posted at 7:02 PM, Jul 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-11 00:10:09-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — There was a significant law enforcement presence in a southeastern Colorado Springs neighborhood Monday evening.

The Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed a shelter-in-place order was issued for a neighborhood at the intersection of Potter Drive and Maxwell Road.

According to a Twitter thread from the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers were on the scene to carry out an arrest warrant.

CSPD says they found the suspect at home, who immediately barricaded themselves in a nearby vehicle. A containment perimeter was set up as the officers attempted to make contact with the person in the vehicle.

Following a period of no contact, the officers learned the person was dead inside the vehicle, it is unclear what led to the person's death at this time as details from police were limited.

CSPD says that no officers fired their weapons or used lethal force during this incident and that all responding personnel
are accounted for and safe.

The Violent Crimes Section of the Colorado Springs Police Department is considering this an active death investigation.

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