One dead in shooting south of downtown Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police confirm one person is dead after a shooting Monday afternoon near Water Works Car Wash at 525 South Nevada Avenue.

Officers said the suspect and victim had an altercation in an alleyway behind Water Works Car Wash around 3:30 p.m. and the victim was shot at least once.

Police say while attempting to flee in a red SUV, a suspect struck an unmarked police vehicle. CSPD Sergeant Jason Reeser was not injured. As he passed through the intersection of South Nevada Avenue and East Rio Grande Street, the suspect in the SUV struck the side of his car rolling it onto its side.

A suspect fleeing the scene of a shooting crashes into a Colorado Springs Police vehicle on October 7, 2019. /Krista Witiak – FOX21 News

As of 9:30 p.m. Monday night police remain in the area as officers investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Moreno Avenue still is closed, all other roads in the area have reopened.

Colorado Springs Police enforce road closures after a deadly shooting at 525 S. Nevada on Monday afternoon. /Krista Witiak – FOX21 News

Police say there is no threat to the public.

The El Paso County Coroner will examine the body and make the final determination of the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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