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  • Colorado Springs police reactivate death investigation amid inquiries on gun deaths

    By April Nowicki, CU News Corps -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Jeremiah Mieir, 26, died in his Colorado Springs apartment in October from what officials said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth. But no gun was found at the scene, no residue tests were run and the El Paso County coroner said the cause of death was undetermined....

  • Coroners' inconsistent reports muddle efforts to understand shooting deaths

    By Katharina Buchholz
and April Nowicki CU News Corps -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    In 2013, at least 547 people were killed by gunshot wounds in Colorado. Last year, a 1-year-old toddler was shot and killed by her 22-year-old father after he had an argument with the girl's mother in Westminster. A 12-year-old boy got his hands on a gun and used it to take his own...

  • Courts Roundup: Not guilty plea in body found near Union Station

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A man accused of hitting and killing a man in the parking lot of a Colorado Springs club more than four years ago pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder 
Monday. Cordero Collins, 26, is charged in the March 2010 murder of Tyrone Lyles, 32. Lyles' body was found in the parking lot...

  • Masked man robs Colorado Springs credit union

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A masked man with a gun robbed a Public Service Credit union Friday morning, Colorado Springs police said.
Around 10:30 a.m., a gunman entered the credit union at 4750 Granby Circle, off North 30th Street, police said. After receiving cash from the teller, police said the man fled...

  • Man who ate marijuana candy must stand trial in killing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy. Defense attorneys for 48-year-old Richard Kirk suggested during a...

  • Four arrested in Fountain after boy found unconscious outside house party

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Four adults were arrested by Fountain police on Tuesday after a 17-year-old was found lying unconcious in a roadway near the site of a house party. According to police, officers were investigating a disturbance when they found the boy who they said was unresponsive. He was taken to a...

  • Police identify teen killed in Garden of the Gods Road crash

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    UPDATE: Colorado Springs Police identified the person killed in Thursday's car crash on Garden of the Gods Road as 16-year-old Katheryn Mushok. The driver of the vehicle was 18-year-old Mathew Sellers, who police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley said was cited on suspicion of...

  • Colorado Springs police seek help finding missing 14-year-old girl

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl that has been missing since Aug. 8. According to police, Lexus Banovich Richardson may have run away from home and could still be in the Colorado Springs area. She is described as 5-foot,3-inches tall and about...

  • Driver cited in crash that killed teen on Garden of the Gods Road

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A teenage girl was killed in a fatal crash that shut down westbound lanes of Garden of the Gods Road near Nevada Avenue for several hours Thursday evening, Colorado Springs police said. Police said four teenagers were in a 1993 brown Honda Accord traveling east on Garden of the Gods...

  • Lankford pleads guilty to double murder, will serve life in prison

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife and another woman during a November shooting rampage in Black Forest. Kenneth Lankford pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, and burglary in a plea...

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