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Police shooting at The Citadel Mall leaves suspect dead Monday evening

Shooting at The Citadel Mall
Large police presence at The Citadel Mall
Police officer blocks traffic at The Citadel Mall
Posted at 9:08 AM, Apr 04, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The search for a suspect wanted on multiple felony warrants ended with a fatal police shooting in the parking lot of the Citadel Mall on Monday afternoon.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers located a wanted suspect and several juveniles in two stolen cars in the mall parking lot. Police say they were later set up to make an arrest as the group left the food court.

Four people were arrested as they exited the mall, but the adult male suspect ran to the Burlington Coat Factory. CSPD said that the suspect was armed with a gun and was shot at least once by police.

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Despite life-saving efforts on scene and at the hospital, the suspect died.

Details on exactly what led to the shooting have not been provided yet. No one else was injured. According to CSPD, four of the five suspects in this incident were carrying guns.

Per Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be the lead investigating agency. Any officers who fired their weapons will be placed on administrative leave, per policy.

The identities of those involved have not been released.

This is a developing story.