Man shot, killed by police at Colorado Springs apartment complex


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police shot and killed a man during a struggle at Fountain Garden Apartments near Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road Tuesday evening, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said it happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday, when police got a call about a suspicious man walking with a gun on Monterey Road. As officers approached, the man got into a car and sped away. Officers did not follow the car.

A short time later, officers saw the man at the apartment complex on Fountain Boulevard. They got into a struggle, and at least one officer fired a shot at him, according to the sheriff’s office.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he died.

UPDATE (July 26, 2019): The man who was shot has been identified as Joshua Vigil, 38.

Police said there is no threat to the community and no officers were injured.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation.

The three officers involved are on routine administrative leave.

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