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Pueblo police identify man involved in shootout at Regency Shopping Center

PUEBLO, Colo. - Pueblo police have identified the man hit during a shootout with officers Tuesday at the Regency Shopping Center.

According to a news release sent Wednesday, 35-year-old Matthew Gregg was charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer after reportedly shooting at officers in the shopping center parking lot.

Gregg was in critical condition at a local hospital following the shooting, police said.

Police said Gregg was in a vehicle that was reported stolen from Colorado Springs and led a foot chase before the shootout. No officers were reported injured.

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The police department is looking into its second shooting involving officers in less than a week. Police say they were chasing after a car theft suspect when shots were fired.

When police ran the plates of the car the suspect was driving, it was reported that the vehicle was in a carjacking out of Colorado Springs on February 25. 

The suspect got out of the car near the Regency Shopping Center in Pueblo and engaged in a short foot pursuit with police. The suspect then shot rounds at officers, that's when officers fired back.

The suspect is in the hospital, we don't know their condition. We have a crew on the scene working to get more information.

The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has been activated and is on the scene.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

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