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Standoff near Yoder ends in shooting and house destroyed by fire

A lengthy standoff between a suspect and El Paso County deputies south of Yoder ended in an officer-involved shooting and a suspect believed to be buried under the remains of his burned home.

According to a spokesperson for EPSO, it began around 6:15pm when deputies went to the home near the intersection of Boone and Truckton.

The man inside was wanted for questioning after allegedly violating a protection order.

Shortly after their arrival, shots were fired from inside the home, nearly hitting two of the deputies.

The SWAT team was called in take over the scene, as deputies worked to notify the surrounding neighbors to shelter in place while the man continued to fire randomly.

Later, the house somehow caught fire, so firefighters were called, but were unable to attack the fire directly due to the danger posed by the suspect.

Around that time, an EPSO spokesperson confirms that two deputies opened fire on the suspect.

It's unclear if the man was hit by the shots, because a short time later the burning house collapsed.

As of late Thursday evening, the scene was still active as crews worked to control the fire and eventually search the remains of the home.

Per state law, the Colorado Springs Police Department was called in to investigation the shooting.

This is still a developing story. Stay tuned to for updates.

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