Colorado Springs police shoot armed man after responding to shots fired call

Events that led up to shooting remain unclear
Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 13:53:48-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances that led up to an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs Wednesday evening.

Around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the 2500 block of Verde Drive.

When officers arrived on scene, they found an armed suspect.

According to a release from the police department, “shots were fired” but it’s unclear who shot first or if both parties opened fire. No officers were injured.

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The suspect, who was identified as 32-year-old Thomas McGeorge, was transported to a local hospital. He was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening before he was released to law enforcement.

He was booked into the Criminal Justice Center on the following charges:
· Two counts of felony menacing
· Third-degree assault
· Prohibited use of a weapon
· Reckless endangerment

McGeorge has a $100,000 bond.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into this shooting.