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Colorado Springs police officer critically injured in shooting, gunman also shot
A Colorado Springs police officer was shot and critically injured in a shootout around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.
Patrol Officer Cem Duzel was one of a number of officers responding to multiple reports of a man firing a gun on the east side of Colorado Springs. The officers located the armed man and exchanged shots.
The suspect was shot and suffered nonlife-threatening wounds.
Duzel wasn’t as lucky.
“Cem Duzel a five-year veteran of the Colorado Springs police department was critically wounded,” Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey said at a Thursday morning press conference. “He sustained a gunshot wound.”
Duzel had been assigned to the Sand Creek Division as a patrol officer.
“The El Paso Sheriff’s Office will be investigating this with the Deadly Force Investigations team as outlined by law,” Carey continued.
Duzel and the suspect were taken to Memorial Central Hospital for treatment.