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Jan 1, 2013 8:22 PM by David Ortiviz

Man fatally shot by police accused of shooting cop

A Colorado Springs man who was shot and killed by Pueblo Police has been linked to the shooting of a Pueblo officer.

Christopher Tavares, 21, was killed near the intersection of Highway 50 and N. Elizabeth St. in Pueblo.

According to Pueblo Police, Tavares shot at a Pueblo Police officer earlier in the night, on the 800 block of Craig St. The officer was struck in the shoulder and hospitalized. We're told the officer is expected to recover.

Police say the officer tried to stop Tavares and he did not comply.

 

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