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Jun 24, 9:26 PM EDT

Pueblo police ID man shot, critically injured by officers

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- Pueblo police have released the name of a man who was shot and critically injured by officers after he allegedly brandished a handgun.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://goo.gl/SgSrYB) officers confronted 27-year-old Skyler Manzanares in a backyard Wednesday morning and shot him when he pulled a gun. Manzanares was wanted on two counts of felony contempt of court - one stemming from a robbery and the other for possession of a controlled substance.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The two officers who were involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.

Manzanares' was hospitalized in critical condition but has since improved.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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