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Colorado Springs police shoot domestic violence suspect near Penrose Hospital

February 9, 2018 Updated: February 10, 2018 at 6:43 am
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Colorado Springs police officers shot and wounded a domestic violence suspect Friday near Penrose Hospital (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

Five days after an El Paso County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout with a car theft suspect, Colorado Springs police officers shot and wounded a domestic violence suspect Friday near Penrose Hospital.

No officers were injured in the shooting, which happened in the 2400 block of North Cascade Avenue.

Police received a report of a domestic violence incident on the block about 4 p.m., police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said.

Black said officers were attempting to arrest a man when they fired at the suspect.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was hit by the gunfire but did not have life-threatening injuries, he said.

Black did not say if the suspect was armed or if shots were fired at officers. No information was released about the officers in the shooting.

The shooting will be investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Under state law, a third party agency usually investigates when deadly force is used by a law enforcement officer to avoid a conflict of interest.

The shooting is the second involving area law enforcement officers this week.

On Monday, Micah Flick, an 11-year veteran deputy, was fatally shot outside an east Colorado Springs apartment complex near Galley Road and Murray Boulevard where he and the other members of a regional car theft task force had followed a stolen vehicle.

When they tried to arrest the suspected thief, he opened fire on the officers, killing Flick and wounding two other deputies, a police detective and an apartment resident.

Flick, whose funeral is Saturday, was the third Colorado sheriff’s deputy to be killed in the line of duty within 37 days.

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