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Man fatally shot while escaping Colorado Springs police

July 25, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say they shot and killed a man who fled from officers after being seen with a gun.

The Gazette reports the unidentified man was first confronted on foot by multiple officers about 74 miles (119 kilometers) south of Denver Tuesday.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the man will be identified after a scheduled autopsy.

Authorities say the man fled in a red Ford Mustang he crashed while attempting to elude Colorado Springs officers.

Police say “at least one officer fired a shot” after the man was found on foot less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) north.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital where he died that night.

Officials would not identify the officers involved while the department investigates.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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