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DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis says he won’t order an independent investigation into the case of a black teenager who was fatally shot during a foot chase with Colorado Springs police.

Public Information Office / Colorado Springs Police Department

A grand jury has found that two Colorado Springs police officers were justified when they shot and killed a black teenager during a foot chase on August 3rd.

A grand jury will decide whether two Colorado Springs police officers were justified in the August shooting of 19-year-old De'von Bailey. 

Dee Smith didn't know De'Von Bailey. But he knows Bailey's family, and says he was angry when he heard that the 19-year-old had been killed by Colorado Springs police this summer.

Now, standing by the memorial and the stained asphalt on the quiet corner where it happened, Smith is speechless.

"(Because) then you just imagine that it could be me, it could be my nephews, somebody else, friends that I know that's from the neighborhood," Smith said. "Just the fact that it's from here. I was born and raised out here. It has a little different meaning for me."

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

As he delivered the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers was interrupted several times by people calling for justice in the officer-involved shooting death of De’Von Bailey last month.

Abigail Beckman / Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The FBI says it's reviewing the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Colorado Springs to determine whether it involved a civil rights violation.

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

Governor Jared Polis is supporting calls for an independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs that resulted in the death of 19-year-old De'Von Bailey. 

Public Information Office / Colorado Springs Police Department

The Colorado Springs Police Department has released body camera footage and other information related to the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death 19-year-old De'Von Bailey. The shooting sparked community rallies, a call for patience from Mayor John Suthers and a press conference with the family.

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

The family of De'Von Bailey is calling for an independent investigation into his death. The 19-year-old was a suspect in a robbery when he was shot and killed by the Colorado Springs Police Department on August 3.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is planning to release footage from body cameras worn by officers involved in a deadly shooting this past weekend pending the completion of an investigation into the incident, according to a joint statement with the city. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has officially identified the victim in an officer-involved shooting Saturday in Colorado Springs as 19-year-old Devon Bailey. His death prompted a march from City Hall to police headquarters with residents calling for justice Monday. The protest was disbanded by police when two men separate from the demonstration showed up with weapons.

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

Colorado Springs has had a record number of traffic fatalities this year. To date, 47 people have died in crashes on city roads: 12 pedestrians, 4 bicyclists, 23 in vehicles and 8 motorcyclists. The city's growing population could be a factor in the number of deaths, but officials say there is a human element in the crashes that cannot be ignored. 

Niels Sienaert / Creative Commons, Flickr

Traffic fatalities are up significantly in Colorado Springs this year. The city has counted 38 traffic deaths so far in 2018, compared to last year’s record high of 39 overall.

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

Emergency officials in Colorado Springs are calling on folks living in the city’s wildland urban interface to be prepared for wildfire. 

Roads Update 9:42 PM Sat 10/31/15: All roads are now open. 

Roads Update 7:20 PM Sat 10/31/15:  Platte and Wasatch are open.  There are still closures on Prospect.

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Authorities are keeping several city blocks closed near downtown Colorado Springs through much of Saturday as they investigate an incident that resulted in four fatalities, including the death of the suspect.