ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)An Elbert County deputy shot a suspect during a search. It happened Thursday near the Kiowa Industrial Park off Highway 86.

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Deputies first tried pulling over the suspect for speeding and not having license plates. Investigators say the driver took off, then got out and ran into a field. The deputy called for assistance and they set up a perimeter.

During the search, a second deputy shot the man in the abdomen. He’s currently in the hospital recovering from surgery.

Anica Padilla