Winewood Village shooting
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A man was shot to death at an apartment in the 4600 block of Winewood Village Drive on March 12, police said. 

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A 46-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting Tuesday of Nicholas Laduke, 37, at a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, police said.

Andrew Firkins Jr. of Colorado Springs is accused of first-degree murder and remained in El Paso County jail Friday without bond, court records showed.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. inside an apartment in the 4600 block of Winewood Village Drive, police said.

Laduke's death is the city's third homicide this year, compared to six at this time last year.


Ellie is a crime and breaking news reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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