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BREAKING: Colorado Officer Shot Twice By Juvenile Gunman

Alamosa, CO – An Alamosa police officer was shot twice by a juvenile gunman on Thursday after police responded to the area for a report of a disturbance.

Alamosa police said officers responded to a call about a fight/disturbance in the 1200 Block of Denver Avenue at about 4:10 p.m. on Oct. 27, KUSA reported.

Police officials said that as soon as officers arrived on the scene, a juvenile suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire on the officers.

One Alamosa police officer was shot twice, KUSA reported.

He was transported to the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center and taken directly into surgery, according to a press release from the Alamosa Police Department that was posted to its official Facebook page.

The police department has not yet released any updates on his condition or given specifics about the locations of the officer’s gunshot wounds, KUSA reported.

Officials also have not yet publicly identified the wounded hero.

Police found another gunshot victim nearby, KUSA reported.

Officials said that gunshot victim was also rushed to San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center and was taken into surgery.

Police said the juvenile gunman was taken into custody at the scene, according to KUSA.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to assist Alamosa police including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office, the Monte Vista Police Department, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and the Monte Vista Police Department.

12th Judicial District Attorney Anne Kelly was also on the scene of the officer-involved shooting, KUSA reported.

Alamosa police said that the investigation is active and has asked that anyone with information, pictures, or video from the incident call 719-589-2548 or email apdadmin@ci.alamosa.co.us.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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