Suspect poses as utilities worker, shoots homeowner in southeast Colorado Springs

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The scene in the 4500 block of Lamplighter Circle. / Mike Duran -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are looking for a suspect who posed as a utilities worker and shot a homeowner in southeast Colorado Springs Wednesday.

Police say the suspect was in the 4500 block of Lamplighter Circle near Hancock and Chelton going door-to-door claiming he was looking for carbon monoxide in homes.

The homeowner of the last house the suspect was visiting invited the suspect inside and observed him check the area in his basement, according to authorities.

FOX21’s Kalyn McMackin speaks to the homeowner shot by a man posing as a utilities worker. / Mike Duran — FOX21 News

An argument ensued and the suspect brought out his gun. The homeowner was able to take the gun away from the suspect who then fled the scene.

The homeowner was grazed in the eye and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say the suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 for the latest.

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