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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Two Boulder police officers suffered minor injuries and a suspect was seriously hurt early Friday morning in a shooting incident and lengthy standoff.

Police said at approximately 1 a.m. there was a report of a dispute over a cab fare near 12th and College. When police responded to the scene the suspect, identified by police as Coleman Stewart, 23, ran into an apartment building.

(credit: CBS)

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The suspect pointed something that looked like a gun out a window at one point, and a standoff with officers lasted about 2 1/2 hours before coming to an end.

The suspect suffered from gunshot wounds after officers fired at him and he was taken to Boulder Community Hospital. One officer had bullet fragments in his leg and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Another officer suffered some sort of injury and was also treated at the scene.

Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley told CBS4 it wasn’t clear why the suspect initially ran off over what appeared to be a minor dispute.

“Officers responded to the corner of 12th and College Street over what appeared to be an altercation over a taxi fare,” said Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.

“When they attempted to try to talk to the suspect and try to resolve the situation he ran from them,” she said. “Sometime subsequent to running into the apartment building officers reported that he was pointing a gun at them.

11th and College was shut down after daybreak as police investigated what happened.

The names of any of the people involved in the incident haven’t been released.

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