May 11, 2013 6:10 AM by Jeff Langan, Eric Ross
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting at a motel.
Police with the Manitou Springs Police Department went to the La Fon Motel to investigate a Crimestoppers tip.
Upon arrival, they made contact with a male subject. We're told an altercation took place, causing an officer to open fire.
The male subject was wounded and taken to a nearby hospital. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has not updated us on his condition.
No officers were injured. East bound lanes on Manitou Avenue were closed as the Metro crime lab unit conducted their investigation.
We are still working to learn what type of Crimestoppers tip police were investigating and what charges the wounded subject may face.