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Man shot by Springs police has died

Published On: Dec 04 2012 03:38:57 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 08 2012 11:51:46 PM CST

A chase through Colorado Springs ended in an officer involved shooting early Tuesday morning.


A man shot by a Colorado Springs police officer has died from his injuries at Memorial Hospital.

The man who was shot has been identified as 23 year old Robert Kresky. It started as a chase through Colorado Springs on December 4th. 

Police say they observed a stolen car in the area of Powers Blvd. and Astrozon Blvd.

The car did not stop so police pursued him. Police say a police car crashed with the stolen vehicle near Bijou St. and Iowa Ave. and ended the pursuit.

The suspect then fled on foot, prompting a foot pursuit.

An officer shot the suspect who was transported to a local hospital. 

Police say according to standard policy, any officer involved in a police shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Investigators from the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office and detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are co-investigating this incident.


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