Public’s help requested in the investigation of a murdered 17-year-old

Murder Investigation

The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for the public’s help with their investigation into the murder of a 17-year-old last week. 

According to police, officers responded to a home off Deerfield Hills Road Nov. 5 after getting a report of a shooting. 

First responders transported 17-year-old to the hospital where he later died. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office identified the dead teen as Luis Starkey. 

Four days later, a 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Starkey. Three days after that a 16-year-old girl was also arrested in the same investigation. 

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Homicide/Assault Unit is seeking assistance in the investigation and is requesting information from anyone who may know anything about the circumstances of Starkey’s death. 

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.

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