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Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting leaves suspect in serious condition

Colorado Springs officer-involved shooting leaves suspect in serious condition
Posted at 7:07 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 09:07:57-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday night, leading to shots being fired by law enforcement when they said the suspect pointed a rifle at them.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said they received a call just before 10 p.m. from a woman who said that the suspect had a rifle. When officers arrived to the home in the 3200 block of Oak Creek Drive East, they said they spoke to him outside before he ran inside the house to grab the rifle and then pointed it at officers.

The department said four officers shot their weapons and that the suspect was hit at least one time. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

CSPD said the four officers are now on paid administrative leave, per department policy, and that they were not injured.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will lead the on-going investigation and turn the evidence over to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office for review.