Deputies Shoot and Kill Man, 2 Kids Found Dead

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MANITOU SPRINGS, COLO. (AP) _ El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies
have shot and killed a man after spotting his two children's
injured bodies in his home near Manitou Springs.

Sheriff's Lt. Lari Sevene says it appears the father may have
killed the children, ages 2 and 5, before deputies arrived.

Sevene says deputies were doing a welfare check at the man's
house Sunday after the children's mother told authorities she was
worried he might hurt their children.

Deputies looking through a window of the home saw the injured
children and burst into the home.

Sevene says that after entering, the deputies were confronted by
the father and opened fire. she says a deputy shot the man, who
died.

Sevene says the children also died.

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