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Man at center of Widefield officer involved shooting identified

Published On: Dec 26 2012 05:35:16 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 26 2012 08:10:15 PM CST
Nicholas Titus

Man killed in officer involved shooting in Widefield December 21, 2012.


Police have identified the man killed Friday in Widefield after reportedly ramming police cars with his own.

Nicholas Byron Titus, 21, of Logansport, Indiana was killed in the altercation.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has yet to release any details about why Titus was being followed by members of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

An obituary for Titus said he was a construction worker but did not indicate how long he had been in the Pikes Peak area.

Sgt. Joe Roybal said further details may be withheld until an investigation by the district attorney's office is complete. The investigation is standard with any officer involved shooting.