COLORADO SPRINGS — UPDATE (9/16): On Frdiay the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy of the victim involved in the September 9 shooting that occurred off of East Brookside Street.
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old James Hardy of Colorado Springs.
Hardy’s death is the 17th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, the city had 24 homicides.
This case is actively being investigated but if anyone with information or 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 Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
UPDATE (9/11): On Monday officers responded to a burglary in progress around 12:54 a.m. at the Everyday Convenience Store located at 1502 South Tejon Street.
At approximately 1:32 a.m. while officers were processing the scene for evidence, they heard gunshots east of their location. Officers checked the area of the shots fired and discovered a man lying in a field located off East Brookside Street. Officers called for medical attention and rendered aid to the man who appeared to be suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to a local hospital where he died.
This case is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. At this time, detectives believe that the burglary of the Everyday Convenience store is not related to the shooting.
Anyone with information or 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 Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
Police are investigating after a man was critically injured in a shooting south of downtown early Monday morning.
Police said it happened around 1 a.m. Officers were investigating a business burglary in the area of Tejon Street and Brookside Street when they heard shots fired to the east of their location.
Officers went to the area where the shots were fired and found a man lying in a field. Police said he had been shot in the head. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No suspect information was immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).