1 dead, 1 person in custody after standoff in southern Colorado Springs neighborhood

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police confirm that one person is in custody and one person is dead after a standoff with police Tuesday afternoon.

Police said, after multiple attempts to get the people to come out of the home, a woman eventually complied with officers and was arrested on outstanding warrants. A man was found dead from what investigators believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The names of the individuals involved have not been released yet.

A shelter-in-place advisory was issued for residents living within one block of a southern Colorado Springs.

“We have a responsibility to everyone around there,” said Sgt. Jason Newton. “It’s not just the people in the house.”

Around 12 p.m., police sent an emergency alert to residents within one block of the 1000-block of Florence Avenue. That’s in the area of Lake Avenue and Southgate Road. The alert advised residents to shelter in place due to police activity in the area.

A little after 2 p.m. CSPD tweeted that the police activity in the 1000 block of Florence Avenue has concluded. However, they ask people to avoid the area as operations clear throughout the next few hours.

CSPD is not identifying any of the people involved at this time, since the man’s family has not been notified about his death.

This is near the same area of the city where police said three connected shootings occurred, killing two people.

Police cannot say if the standoff is related to that case.

“When we get called out, such close proximity to what happened, we’ll always investigate to see if there is a connection. Just like we investigate any crimes that happen in close proximity to each other. That’s under investigation” said Newton. “You want to know if it’s connected, so do we, and that’s what our detectives are out working hard for.”

Newton said an update on the people’s identities could come Wednesday.

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