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Teller County deputies shoot, injure man Friday night

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Posted at 10:24 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 12:24:46-04

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. – Teller County sheriff's deputies shot and injured a man Friday night northeast of Lake George after he allegedly pointed a gun at them.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Friday near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 northeast of Highway 24, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said deputies came along a man who matched the description of a person wanted for felony menacing. He allegedly pointed a handgun at deputies and failed to comply with their commands, the sheriff’s office said.

One deputy shot the man, who was transported to a local hospital with injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The man’s condition was unknown as of Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office said two deputies have been placed on standard administrative leave due to the shooting and both were uninjured.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the shooting.