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Witness: Bicyclist begged for his life before Colorado Springs shooter gunned him down

November 1, 2015 Updated: November 1, 2015 at 9:52 pm
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photo - A small memorial was in place Sunday in front of a house, where nearby a bicyclist was shot on Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 2015. (Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette)
A small memorial was in place Sunday in front of a house, where nearby a bicyclist was shot on Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 2015. (Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette) 

Neighbors were in shock Sunday from what they described as a horror movie come to life on Halloween morning on the streets east of downtown Colorado Springs.

A man carrying a rifle and can of gasoline into a Prospect Street home on Saturday morning later reappeared with a pistol added to his armaments.

Then came the chilling sound of a passing bicyclist begging for his life.

"Don't shoot me!" the bicyclist yelled before two shots killed him, neighbors said.

A day after a shooting spree left three victims and the suspected gunman dead, neighbors were having a hard time processing the horror of Saturday morning.

"We thought it was a Halloween prank," said Teresa Willingham.

Willingham, who lives down the street from where the Saturday shooting spree started before 9 a.m., said her 7-year-old son witnessed the bicyclist's death.

"He said 'Mommy someone fell off the bike'," she said.

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