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Suspect dead in late-night Colorado City officer-involved shooting

Posted at 2:45 AM, Oct 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-06 17:40:23-04

A suspect is dead after a fatal officer-involved shooting happened late Wednesday night at a home on Santa Fe Drive in Colorado City.

In a press conference with Pueblo County Undersheriff David Lucero Thursday afternoon, he detailed a timeline of the events. Starting at 11:21 pm, Pueblo County Sheriff's office received a report of a man that entered the home of a Grandmother and her 9-year-old granddaughter on Santa Fe Drive. According to the grandmother, the man was looking for someone named David and when she asked him to leave he did.

Police arrived at the scene looking for the man but without luck. As deputies were preparing to leave around 12:25 am the suspect approached one of them. The man at this point pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot one of the deputies.

It was at this point that deputies gave the individual verbal commands to drop the weapon. When the suspect did not drop the weapon deputies opened fire on the individual striking the suspect multiple times.

Three deputies opened fire on the suspect, it is not clear if the suspect returned fire at the deputies. Immediately following the shooting, aid was administered to the suspect and EMS were called. The suspect died at the hospital.

No deputies were injured in the incident and law enforcement says there is no threat to the public.

The name of the suspect will later be released by the Pueblo County Coroner's Office, and the name's of the deputies involved in the incident are not being released at this time.

You can expect heavy law enforcement in the area for the majority of the morning.

An investigation into the shooting is underway and will be handled by the 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team. The three deputies involved in the shooting are on routine paid administrative leave.

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