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A man suspected of felony menacing was shot and injured by Teller County sheriff's deputies Friday night, authorities said Saturday. 

A statement from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office — the agency investigating to avoid conflict of interest — said two Teller County sheriff's deputies spotted the suspect about 9 p.m. near County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32, also known as Trail Creek Road. 

The man, whose name was not released, pointed a gun at the deputies and ignored their warnings, the statement said. One deputy fired at least one round, which struck the man, it said. The suspect was taken to a hospital. 

The two deputies involved were placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with the Teller County Sheriff's Office policy, authorities said. 


Contact Liz Henderson, 719-476-1623

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Liz is a multimedia journalist who joined the Gazette staff in 2019.

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