Suspect shot by police in western Colorado Springs

Deputies are investigating after Colorado Springs police shot a suspect at an Arby's in western Colorado Springs Thursday night. _ Colin Mihali_215664

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs.

It happened Thursday night at around 9:13 p.m. in the parking lot of Arby’s near West Garden of the Gods Road and North Chestnut Street.

According to the sheriff’s office, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department made contact with a suspicious person, who fired shots at officers. The officers then returned fire.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for his injuries. The officers were not injured and are on routine administrative leave while the sheriff’s office investigates.

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