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Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting on Colorado Springs' southeast side

Officer Involved Shooting on southeast side of Colorado Springs
Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 24, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting on Colorado Springs' southeast side that left one person dead.

Tuesday night, Colorado Springs police officers responded to a report of a suspicious man walking around with a gun in the 2200 block of Monterey Road. As officers tried to contact him, the suspect got into a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers did not pursue the vehicle.

A short time later, three officers found the suspect at the Fountain Garden Apartments, on East Fountain Blvd. According to authorities, during the encounter, at least one officer fired at the suspect. The suspect, who has not been identified, was transported to a hospital where he later died.

No officers were injured and have been placed on administrative leave.

The name of the man will not be released until the Coroner's Officer makes a positive identification and the next of kin is notified.

This is an ongoing investigation.