Jun 7, 2010 7:36 PM by Greg Boyce

Name of man shot by police released

Colorado Springs Police have released the name of a suspect who was killed by an officer Friday night.  The dead man is identified as Gregory Burns, 27.

Around 7:30 Friday evening officers working at 3500 N. Carefree attempted to contact a man who was a suspect in a crime.  They reported he fled and was chased into the Greentree Apartment complex.

According to the report, the suspect was shot when he confronted an officer with a gun.  The officer was a member of the Tactical Enforcement Unit and was not injured.  The officer's identity has not been released.  The officer is on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

The investigation into the shooting is being conducted by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office in conjunction with members of the CSPD Violent Crimes/Homicide Unit.




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