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Colorado Springs fight starts with rocks, ends with gunfire

By: The Gazette
June 8, 2013 Updated: June 8, 2013 at 8:05 am
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An apparent altercation involving rocks escalated into a shooting late Friday night, Colorado Springs police said.

Police were notified at 10:21 p.m. Friday of gunshots being fired in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue.

Police officers who responded learned that several people had gotten into a verbal and physical fight. Rocks of different sizes were thrown at people or objects in the area causing injuries and damage to property, police said.

Police said 22-year-old Juan Herrera reportedly threatened other people with a larger rock. One of the people involved fired three shots from a handgun as a warning, police said. Herrera reportedly did not stop threatening people with the rock, and a single shot was fired, hitting Herrera in the lower left leg, police said.

Officers found Herrera nearby, and he ran from officers before being taken into custody, police said.

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