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El Paso County Sheriff’s K9 shot and killed in officer-involved shooting in Manitou Springs

KRDO, Samantha Rider

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- An officer-involved shooting late Monday night led to an El Paso County sheriff's deputy's K9 being shot and killed in Manitou Springs.

At around 11 p.m., Manitou Springs police and El Paso County Sheriff's deputies received a call about an incident at a business in the 900 block of Manitou Ave.

Police say a person with a firearm started threatening others nearby.

Moments later, police and deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect after receiving the report. While law enforcement contacted the suspect, the suspect fired at least one shot at law enforcement.

As a result, police reported at least one Manitou Springs police officer and another El Paso County Sheriff's deputy fired shots from their duty weapon, hitting the suspect.

The suspect died at the scene.

The K9 from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed in the incident. Police say the K9's handler was not injured.

No other deputies or police were injured in the incident.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story, please check back for more updates.

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