COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - A suspect who ran away from police in a stolen car was shot by an officer when he approached a gas station in Colorado Springs armed with a rifle Thursday morning.
An update from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at about 5 p.m. Thursday reported that the suspect died from his injuries.
KRDO crews on scene said the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was at a location near the Phillips 66 station along with Colorado Springs police.
According to police, an officer tried to pull over a stolen vehicle in the parking lot behind a Quality Inn & Suites on Garden of the Gods Road when the suspect took off and then got stuck on a curb. This happened at about 6:30 a.m.
CSPD says the suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, then got out of his car with an AR-15 style rifle pointed against his chin. Police say he began walking toward the Phillips 66 gas station and started walking toward a person filling their car up with gas.
Officers say they gave him commands to drop the weapon, and one officer fired a Taser stun gun when the suspect approached the innocent bystander. CSPD reported that the stun gun "was unsuccessful" and an officer used his rifle to shoot the suspect "at least one time."
CSPD says the suspect was taken to the hospital. EPCSO said in the afternoon that he succumbed to his injuries.
According to CSPD, the officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.
Under new state law, we're expecting CSPD to release body camera video of the incident in the near future.
Check back for more on this developing story.