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Hours-long standoff ends in officer-involved shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS – A standoff on the west side of Colorado Springs ended in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation and at least one officer will be placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

Just after 9 p.m., officers sent flashbang devices into the home on Forrest Hill Rd. where a man had been barricaded inside since around 5 p.m. Saturday evening.

Officers say the suspect fired at least one shot and they returned fire.

Officers confirmed that the suspect died as a result of the shooting. His name has not yet been released.

CSPD said the situation began as a domestic dispute. A woman and child safely exited the residence shortly after officers arrived, and police spent several hours trying to communicate with the suspect inside. SWAT officers were called to the area after a couple of hours.

During the standoff, residents were advised to avoid the area.

Tyler Dumas

Tyler Dumas

Digital Content Producer
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