Following an officer-involved shooting at the Santa Fe Villas mobile home park on Saturday night, two Fountain Police officers have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with departmental procedure.
Just before 6:00 p.m., Public Information Officer Lisa Schneider informed the media that the police were responding to a domestic disturbance call at a Taos Circle house.
Shortly after the officers arrived, the suspect’s dog bit one of them. Schneider claimed that while one of the officers was still tangled up with the animal, the suspect then started to assault both of them.
At least one round was fired by each officer, hitting the dog and the suspect. The male suspect was shot and sent to the hospital; it is not clear how he is doing. Schneider had no idea if the person had a weapon.
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The dog expired there and then. The dog-attacked police officer was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries as well.
According to Schneider, this occurrence does not pose a continuing threat to the general public.
The Deadly Force Investigation Team’s investigation into the shooting will be overseen by detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department.
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