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A man shot to death early Saturday at a southeast Colorado Springs apartment complex has been identified as Nicholas G. Romero, 32.

Police found him outside of the Windmill Apartments, in the 4000 block of Lacy Lane, just before 3 a.m. 

Romero's death marks the city's 34th reported homicide this year, compared with 31 at this time last year.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.

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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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