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Colorado Springs police shoot, kill man who police say pulled gun on officers

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Posted at 6:25 AM, May 19, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An armed man who police said fired off shots in a neighborhood before pointing the gun at officers was shot and killed by Colorado Springs police Saturday night.

At approximately 10:36 p.m., officers responded to 4200 Deerfield Hills Road on a report of a disturbance.

According to CSPD, upon arriving they found an armed man who was "behaving in a suicidal manner."

When CSPD arrived, the man fired a round and the other occupants of the home fled.

The man then fired off several more shots into the neighborhood.

CSPD officers on the scene called for tactical backup.

Before backup arrived, the man exited the home and officers tried to talk him down.

The man did not respond and instead pointed his weapon at the officers.

At this point, at least one officer opened fire.

The man was later taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

No other civilians were injured as a result of this incident. No officers were injured.

Per CSPD policy, any officers involved in the incident will be on paid administrative leave.
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