Colorado Springs Police exchange shots with barricaded suspect

A man shot into his neighbor’s house, then at Colorado Springs Police officers before being found dead from a gunshot wound, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

CSPD says they responded to the 6900 block of Palace Drive before 9:30 Wednesday night when a neighbor called about a man shooting into their home.

Officers found the man armed inside a home with another person. Police say they tried to negotiate and end the confrontation peacefully.

The man then shot at CSPD officers, and at least one officer returned a round.

CSPD says while this was happening, they rescued the other person from the home.

Authorities say they attempted to continue on in their negotiation but did not hear a response for a while. That’s when they entered the home and found the man dead from a gunshot wound.

The coroner’s office will identify the man and reveal his cause of death.

At one point Thursday morning, police asked people to avoid the area and issued a shelter in place alert for the surrounding neighborhood.

No CSPD officers or neighbors were injured in the shooting.

Police are still investigating the situation, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will look into the police shooting portion of the incident.

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