Pueblo police exchange gunfire with man suspected in car theft

PUEBLO, Colo. — Police say a suspected car thief was wounded after exchanging gunfire with officers in a parking lot in southern Colorado.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the two officers were not injured.

Authorities say officers were called after an unconscious man was found in a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning. When they arrived, he awoke and fled the scene.

There was no chase, but officers continued to search the area and found the vehicle in a parking lot, at which point the man exited, ran and began firing. The man underwent surgery after the shooting, but his condition has not been released.

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The officers are on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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