Officer-involved shooting suspect identified in Teller County

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Courtesy of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

This article has been updated.

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — A man was sent to the hospital following an officer-involved shooting in Teller County, Friday night.

The shooting took place near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32, also known as Trail Creek Road just before 9:00 p.m.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies with the Teller County Sheriff’s Office spotted a man, who matched the description of someone who was wanted for felony menacing.

The suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputies, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies gave the suspect verbal commands and the suspect failed to comply with those commands.

EPCSO said one deputy fired at least one round which hit the suspect. The man was taken to a local hospital with injuries.

The two deputies involved are not hurt and have been placed on routine administrative leave.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Robert Roland.  Once he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Teller County Jail on pending charges.

In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency for this officer-involved shooting.

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