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FPD officer shoots armed car thief


Last updated 3/11/2020 at 2:51pm

UPDATE: The officer involved has been restored to full duty, and the injured suspect is expected to recover.

A Fountain police officer involved in the shooting of a suspect last week is on routine administrative leave pending review of the incident, authorities said.

The chain of events began just before 8 a.m. March 2 when officers from the BATTLE (Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement) task force – a multi-jurisdictional team dedicated to battling auto theft through intelligence-led policing – responded to reports of a stolen vehicle in the 1800 block of E. Kiowa St., Colorado Sprin...

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