MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Manitou Springs at about 11 p.m. on Monday night.
According to a CSPD release, Manitou Springs Police Officers and El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to a business in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue on a report of a person menacing others with a firearm.
There, CSPD says, the officers and deputies found the suspect who fired “at least one round” at them. More than one law enforcement officer fired back, hitting the suspect who – despite being given life-saving measures – died on scene.
CSPD also reports that, during this incident, an El Paso County Sheriff’s K-9 was shot and killed.
The involved officers and deputies have been placed on administrative leave per their department policies.
Per Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting. The department notes this is an ongoing investigation and says it will release information as appropriate.