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A Colorado suspect is dead after a shootout with police, and a K-9 officer was also killed.
The incident began around 11 p.m. Monday when officers from the Manitou Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a store in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue because an individual reported that they had threatened others with a firearm .
A short time later, officials and deputies contacted the suspect. During that interaction, the suspect fired at least one round at law enforcement personnel, according to a summary of events released by the Colorado Springs Police Department.
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At least one Manitou Springs police officer and at least one El Paso County sheriff’s deputy fired their service pistol at least once, hitting the suspect, authorities said.
Officers and deputies immediately began life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived, but the suspect died at the scene, according to the police report. An El Paso County sheriff’s K9 was shot in the incident. No other MPs or officers were injured in this incident.
The officers and deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with their department policies.
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Under Colorado law, the Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigative agency into this shooting, in which officers are involved, the agency said. All information regarding the investigation into the fatal violence comes from the Colorado Springs Police Department. Information on the law enforcement officers and deputies involved in this incident comes from their respective agencies.
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