UPDATE: A suspect has died and a Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officer has been placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting.
During a press conference Sunday evening, CSPD said a suspect fled from one of its officers and attempted to hide in a business parking lot near Pine Street and Chelton Road.
According to EPSO, the officer located the suspect and commanded him to comply. However, the suspect refused to cooperate. The officer then deployed his taser and made contact with the suspect.
It was at that moment authorities say the suspect managed to pull out a handgun and fire at least one round toward the officer. The officer then used his handgun to fire at least one shot that struck the suspect.
Medical aid was reportedly given to the suspect at the scene before he was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The officer involved in this incident has been placed on administrative leave as per CSPD’s policy. In addition, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation and is now the lead agency.
FOX21 will update this story as more information becomes available.
ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responding to an officer-involved shooting near Perkins Restaurant.
FOX21 is on the way to the scene. This story will be updated as more information is released.