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Man shot by Colorado Springs police in gunfire exchange at fast food restaurant

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 22:49:03-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A man was hospitalized Thursday night after being shot by at least two Colorado Springs Police Department officers when he allegedly opened fire on them at a fast food restaurant on the city’s northwest side.

The shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Arby’s restaurant in the 600 block of W. Garden of the Gods Road.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the shooting, said only that officers “made contact with a suspicious individual” in the restaurant’s parking lot, and that the suspect shot at officers, who returned fire.

The suspect, identified as Shawn Michael Oliver, 39, was hit and taken to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. The sheriff’s office says the Colorado Springs officers were all uninjured and have been put on standard administrative leave.

Oliver was wanted on two felony arrest warrants out of Adams County. 

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