Colorado Springs police have arrested two men, four months after the shooting of 24-year-old Sheree Sophia Barker.

Trevelle Keshawn Johnson and Corey Malik Bernard, both 20, were arrested Nov. 22 on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. Police announced the arrest Thursday.

Both men are in the El Paso County jail without bond.

"We were devastated by Sheree's death and are glad they are behind bars," Barker's mother told The Gazette, asking that her name be shielded for safety reasons related to the investigation.

Johnson and Bernard reportedly encountered Barker just before midnight July 28 in the 900 block of Chapman Drive, west of South Murray Boulevard in southeast Colorado Springs. Barker was shot and later died from the injury; she was the city's 15th homicide.

Details about the shooting were not released.

According to Barker's obituary, she was a lifelong Fountain resident, mother of a son, and hairstylist.

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