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High-speed chase ends with deputy-involved shooting in Fountain

Suspect and deputy hospitalized

Highspeed chase ends with...

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - A high-speed chase ended after an El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy shot the driver.

The Sheriff's office says the chase had speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour on the southeast side of town early Tuesday morning at around 2:44 a.m.

Deputies were trying to conduct a traffic stop on a pickup truck near the Security/Widefield area when a pursuit started. 

 Several agencies were involved including Fountain Police, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, and Colorado State Patrol. The chase ended in a cul-de-sac at near Roaring Springs Lane and Roaring Springs Avenue.

The sheriff's office says a deputy shot the suspect. He was taken to the hospital. He is in serious but stable condition. 

No one with law enforcement sustained any injuries during the shooting, however, some minor injuries were caused during the pursuit. They are expected to fully recover. 

The deputies involved have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office policy.

Authorities report several police cars and civilian cars were damaged. A deputy's patrol car also caught on fire. 

"It's really way to close to home and scary," said Tami Vialpando. "I saw the car race down the street and multiple, multiple gun shots rang out." 

CSPD has taken the lead in the investigation.

"It was really surreal, you don't really expect things like this in a quiet place like this," said Nathan Harper, a neighbor living down the street from the scene.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 spoke with neighbors in the area who wanted more notice.

"Give us a reverse 911 call, people get up in that time of the morning to go to work," said Vialpando.

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