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Shooting near Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs under investigation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Monday, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to North Academy Boulevard and Half Turn Road on reports a suspect who had multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants was in the area. Officers believed the suspect was possibly armed with a firearm.

Just before 5 p.m., CSPD officers found the suspect and tried making contact with him. However, the suspect fled on foot. According to the EPCSO, the suspect ran to the area of the Greentree Village Apartments.

According to CSPD, the suspect fled the area and carjacked a vehicle with two occupants. According to police, the suspect threw one occupant from the car and began driving with the other occupant still in the vehicle.

The EPCSO says a CSPD officer fired at the vehicle, causing him to crash the vehicle. According to the EPCSO, the suspect was not hit, but he was injured during the crash.

Police say the incident began at 4:07 p.m. and the shooting happened right before 5 p.m.

The northbound right and center lanes were closed due to the police activity, according to a Colorado Springs traffic monitor.

Thursday, Nov. 18, the El Paso County Sheriff identified the suspect as 38-year-old Brian Shawn Reynoso. He was booked into the El Paso County Jail on several charges, including Aggravated Robbery, First Degree Assault, and Second Degree Kidnapping.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation, and the officer involved was placed on administrative leave.

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