Police say gunman kills 3 before being shot to death in downtown Colorado Springs

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Four Dead, Including Suspected Gunman, After Shooting Spree in Colorado Springs.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (TheBlaze/AP) — Four people are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree in Colorado Springs on Saturday that ended in a gun battle between police and the suspect. Catherine Buckley said officers were responding to a report of shots being fired when they spotted a suspect matching the description of the person they were trying to find. According to the reports of one witness, the gunman, carrying a rifle, was fleeing police when he was shot. “I looked out my kitchen window and I saw a man in a green jacket firing an AR-15…waited a few seconds, went out my house, looked to my left and saw a man down the street, probably 50 feet.

Abshire said he ran to the street and followed the man and called police. “They yelled, ‘Put the gun down,’ and he turned around, and that’s when they shot at him a good 20 times,” she said. “There was a lot of gunfire.” Buckley said the crime scene covered several major downtown streets. The police department has opened an investigation into the incident, and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave for the time being.

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