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Colorado Springs police: Officers shoot, kill man who took woman hostage in motel room

Posted at 6:22 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 08:22:52-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police in Colorado Springs shot and killed a man who barricaded himself inside a motel room and took a woman hostage, officers said.

Colorado Springs police responded to the Travel Star Motel in the 1700 block of Nevada Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a tip that a man wanted on a robbery warrant was staying there.

When the officers arrived, the man, identified as Corky Lee Oliver, 31, barricaded himself inside a room, telling officers he was armed and had a woman with him, police said.

Police evacuated the motel and called in crisis negotiators, who spent several hours talking to Oliver.

At about 9:40 p.m., police forced their way into the room. It's unclear what happened but police said shots were fired and Oliver was killed.

The woman who had been taken hostage was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that police said were not life-threatening.

No police officers were injured in the incident and police have not yet identified the officers who were involved.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be the lead agency on the investigation.