EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that happened in a Cimarron Hills neighborhood Friday night.
The incident happened in the 1000 block of Chiricahua Drive near Galley and Peterson Road just before 9 p.m.
El Paso County deputies responded to a domestic violence call involving a Hispanic man who had a weapon and who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Law enforcement said the husband was trying to harm his wife and a child was also in the home. The wife told authorities that the suspect had left the home and was outside.
When deputies arrived on the scene they could hear gunshots and they were able to remove the wife and child from the home safely.
Officers say another deputy found the suspect in the middle of the road and the deputy began giving him verbal commands. According to police, the suspect pointed a gun at a deputy, and then one round was fired on the suspect striking him at least one time.
The suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No deputies were harmed in this shooting.
The child and wife were also not harmed in the incident.
Police say there is no known threat to the community however, two blocks will be closed for a few hours during the investigation.
In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as appropriate.
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