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Suspect killed in officer involved shooting after chase in Monument area

MONUMENT, Colo. (KRDO) — Colorado State Patrol said a man is dead after a shootout with law enforcement in the Monument area Saturday night.

After 5 p.m. Colorado state troopers responded to a menacing call on southbound I-25 near Larkspur. Troopers tried to stop the suspect vehicle near Monument.

The vehicle exited off the highway and started to cross over I-25 when it ran into a guard rail.

A Colorado State Patrol spokesman said the suspect got out of the crashed vehicle and unsuccessfully tried to carjack another vehicle. After that, the man ran through a field and into an occupied home.

The suspect was armed. Troopers and El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies went to the home.

The suspect fired at least one shot, according to the spokesman. A trooper and a deputy both shot at the suspect killing him.

The Colorado State Patrol did not release any information about the suspect. The Colorado Springs Police Department is taking over the investigation.

Three troopers and one deputy are on administrative leave.

Suspect killed in officer involved shooting in Monument

BREAKING: An armed suspect is dead after a chase and officer involved shooting in Monument. KRDO photographer Colin Porter is at a media staging with spokespeople from Colorado State Patrol and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Posted by Willis Scott KRDO on Saturday, July 11, 2020
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    1. But they didn’t say “a developing story” or “watch for an update”. So don’t hold your breath…

  1. Thank you for your protection CSP…If Polis gives any of u sh_t….. You let us know In Colorado Springs…. We have your all’s back…

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