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Colorado officer, suspect wounded in exchange of gunfire

FORT LUPTON, Colo. - A police officer and a suspect are hospitalized in critical condition following an exchange of gunfire in northern Colorado.

Police responded to a neighbourhood in the small city of Fort Lupton late Monday because of a report of a person with a gun.

Authorities in a statement Tuesday say officers learned that the suspect was trying to contact someone inside a home.

They say the suspect opened fire at officers as they approached the home, wounding the officer. Police returned fire and wounded the suspect.
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