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Fort Collins officer fatally shoots man near CSU

An officer-involved shooting in Fort Collins leaves a man dead near Colorado State University. It happened Thursday night on the 100 block of West Laurel Street. Fort Collins police said a man approached the officer with an “edged weapon” and pepper spray in an alleyway while yelling racial slurs. Police said they also had reports the man had potentially already attacked someone with the pepper spray. Officers said the man refused to comply with orders to drop his weapons. Police used their Taser and fired off a departmental-issued weapon several times, killing the man. No officers were hurt in the incident which marked the first fatal Fort Collins police shooting since January of 2019.

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