Man arrested for fatal shooting in northeastern Colorado Springs

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A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in northeastern Colorado Springs Tuesday night. 

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Winewood Village Drive, which is in the area of Barnes Road and Oro Blanco Drive. The victim has been identified as Nicholas Laduke, 37, of Colorado Springs. 

The suspect, 46-year-old Andrew Firkins, Jr. of Colorado Springs, was arrested the same day. He is charged with first-degree murder. 

Laduke’s death is the third homicide in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were six. 

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