Allegedly armed man who was shot by Colorado Springs officer is identified.

A man who was shot by a Colorado Springs officer after allegedly pointing a gun at police has been identified.

Austin Hood, 33, has been booked into the El Paso County Jail on suspicion of first degree assault of a peace officer, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and a parole violation, according to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Hood was shot by an officer overnight Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

Police were investigating a possible shot, or shots, fired at a patrol vehicle in the 4700 block of Harrier Ridge Drive when an officer encountered Hood after a car chase.

Police said Hood pointed a gun at the officer and the officer fired at Hood. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave per department policy. An investigation is ongoing.


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