Two suspects arrested in connection with Platte Avenue homicide

Deddrick Davonte Hill _ Colorado Springs Police Department_334456

This story has been updated with information about Hill’s arrest. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a homicide on Platte Avenue last week.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. October 30 at a business at 2231 East Platte Avenue, between Iowa Avenue and Prairie Road. When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Conte Emanuel Smith’El dead inside the business.

On Thursday, police released surveillance photos of two suspects in the homicide. On Sunday, they arrested one of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy. He is charged with first-degree murder.

The second suspect, 23-year-old Deddrick Davonte Hill, was arrested Tuesday on East Hills Road, which is near the scene of the shooting. He is also charged with first-degree murder.

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