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The Latest: Bondsmen arrested after pulling guns at protest

August 5, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a protest of a fatal police shooting in Colorado Springs (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Police say two bail bondsmen were arrested during a police shooting demonstration in Colorado after they drew guns after a scuffle with protesters.

Colorado Springs police Lt. James Sokolik says at least one protester struck the men during Monday’s demonstration outside police headquarters, leading a larger fight to break out and the men to pull their guns. The men, who were wearing handcuffs and bulletproof vests, were arrested for disorderly conduct. Police then asked protesters to leave the area.

Earlier, more than 60 people marched to the building to protest the killing of a robbery suspect on Saturday. They entered the first of two sets of glass doors and chanted for justice as officers watched from inside the lobby.

The shooting is being investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. It says one of two suspects was shot by police after reaching for a firearm.

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2:20 p.m.

A protest of the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect by police in Colorado turned chaotic after two armed men showed up at the protest.

The men arrived on motorcycles and pulled out guns at Monday’s demonstration outside police headquarters. The Gazette reported that more than 30 people were fighting in the street. Police ran out and had the two men on the ground and in handcuffs very quickly. Police then asked protesters to leave the area.

Earlier, more than 60 people marched to the building to protest the killing. They entered the first of two sets of glass doors and chanted for justice as officers watched from inside the lobby.

Police say the suspect was shot after he ran and reached for a gun

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