COLORADO SPRINGS — Officers from the Colorado Police Department are investigating after a body was discovered in Otis Park, off Iowa Avenue, east of N Union Boulevard on Tuesday morning. Later in the day, a spokesperson for the department called the death “suspicious,” noting the victim’s body showed some signs of trauma.
Earlier on Tuesday, in the same area, a shots fired report was called into CSPD. The department’s spokesperson said officers are checking to see if the two incidents are related.
A park worker discovered the man’s body when they were doing maintenance work at the park just before 8:30 a.m. According to CSPD, the man showed obvious signs of trauma. The El Paso County Coroner will determine the cause of death.
There is no known threat to the public, according to CSPD. Police are speaking with neighbors and gathering surveillance video from the area.
They’re asking everyone to stay away from Otis Park for several hours.
FOX21 News’ Lauren Scharf gathered information on scene at Otis Park. She will provide an update tonight on FOX21.
Stay with FOX21 News for updates on this developing story.