An El Paso County (CO) Sheriff's K-9 and a suspect were shot and killed during a shooting Monday night.
Just before 11 p.m. on Monday night, Manitou Springs Police Department officers and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a business on a report of a person menacing others with a firearm. According to a city spokesperson, a short time later, the suspect reportedly fired at least one shot at law enforcement.
Law enforcement reportedly fired back at the suspect. The suspect died on scene, but has not yet been identified, KKTV reports.
During the shooting, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reports a K-9 was also shot and killed. The K-9 was identified later Tuesday morning as Jinx. The K-9′s handler was not injured.
“The loss of K9 Jinx cannot be put into words as his passing leaves a hole in our EPSO Family. Our thoughts go out to his handler, his family, and the EPSO K9 Unit,” said EPCSO.