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Nov 11, 2013 11:36 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Officer involved shooting in Fountain

FOUNTAIN, CO- Fountain Police and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are investigating after an officer involved shooting.

Fountain Police say their officers responded to the 400 block of Crest Drive around 5:15pm Monday after reports of a traffic crash and shots fired.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle parked sideways in the road. They say a man was in the driver's seat, with a gun pointed to his head. As officers approached, a woman ran from the car.

Fountain Police say as the officers attempted to negotiate with the man, multiple shots were fired, and he was struck in the chest and hand. None of the officers were injured.

The man was taken to Memorial Hospital, and was in surgery at the time this story was filed.

His identity has not yet been released, and no word on whether charges will be filed.

 

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