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Michael Hughes. Photo courtesy of the Fountain Police Department.

Fountain police arrested a Fort Carson soldier Wednesday night after he allegedly shot at officers standing in a restaurant parking lot south of Colorado Springs, police said.

Three Fountain police officers were standing in the parking lot of 4465 Venetucci Blvd. around 9:20 p.m. when they heard several gunshots. Police saw a black truck drive slowly down South Academy Boulevard and fire more gunshots toward officers, police said.

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Later, Fort Carson Military Police stopped a black truck before it could enter the post.

Police arrested Michael Hughes, 21, after video footage from a businesses in the 4400 block of Venetucci Boulevard helped officers identify the truck and the occupants as suspects from the earlier shooting.

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Hughes was arrested on suspicion of three counts of felony first degree assault on a peace officer. Charges were pending for other occupants of the truck, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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