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Colorado Springs police Tuesday released the names of victims in three unrelated homicide cases.

A man hit by a car during an altercation at a 7-Eleven was identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.

Michael Dean Strong, 53, was hit by a vehicle in a parking lot at 2880 South Circle Drive around 9:42 p.m. Sept. 20, police said.

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The car sped away after hitting Strong, who was taken to Memorial hospital and died from his injuries Sept. 25.

Strong's death is being investigated by police as a homicide.

Less than a week after his death, a man was shot and killed in eastern Colorado Springs.

Jerome Nelson, 38, was shot in the 300 block of University Drive around 7:17 p.m. Oct. 1, police said.

Nelson was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he was pronounced dead.

A Colorado Springs woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night also has been identified, police said.

Chasta Rogers, 37, was found lying in the street Friday at about 10:10 p.m. when police responded to a call concerning a disturbance in which a pedestrian had been hit by a car, according to a release from CSPD spokesman Lt. James Sokolik.

Police also found an injured man near Rogers’ body. His injuries were not life-threatening and police said he is not a suspect in Rogers’ death, which is being investigated as a homicide.

According to Sokolik, Rogers' death is the 28th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs this year, compared to 17 at this time in 2019.

Anyone with information or who was a witness to these investigations is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477

The Gazette's O'Dell Isaac contributed to this report.

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