Suspect charged in deadly shooting at eastern Colorado Springs motel

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A woman is dead after a shooting at an eastern Colorado Springs motel Wednesday morning, according to police.

Police said on November 18, around 8:15 a.m., they were called to investigate a shooting at the Rodeway Inn at 520 North Murray Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead and a man with an apparent gunshot wound, in a room of the hotel.

On Monday, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of 29-year-old Ronald Amon Williams Jr., for the charge of murder in the first degree. Williams was in custody for unrelated charges at the El Paso County Jail. 

Police investigate a shooting at a Rodeway Inn in eastern Colorado Springs Wednesday morning. / Joe Swanson - FOX21 News
Police investigate a shooting at a Rodeway Inn in eastern Colorado Springs Wednesday morning. / Joe Swanson – FOX21 News

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of 27-year-old Rebecca Smith of Colorado Springs. While the Coroner’s Office will make the official cause and manner of death determination, this death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. 

Smith’s death is the 34th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2020. The CSPD investigated 24 homicides at this time last year.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation 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.

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