Police identify victim of Saturday’s homicide near Citadel Mall

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UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOV. 10: The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who was killed during Sunday’s shooting and car crash at East Galley Road and Auburn Drive as 32-year-old Jessica Maez of Colorado Springs.

Maez’s death is the 35th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs in 2021. CSPD has investigated 34 homicides at this time last year.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Maez’s family. As of this report, over $5,000 dollars have been raised. To donate, click here.

UPDATE: A woman has died and a man is recovering after they were shot inside their car near Citadel Mall Saturday.

According to CSPD, officers were heading to the 3600 block of East Galley Road when they heard gunshots. Soon after, officers found a car that had crashed into a utility pole at Galley Road and Auburn Drive.

Inside the car, officers found a woman and a man who had been shot.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital where the woman later succumbed to her injuries. The man was treated and released.

The CSPD Violent Crimes Homicide/Assault Unit has assumed responsibility of the investigation. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office is working to confirm the official cause and manner of death. However, the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

During their initial investigation, detectives found surveillance video that showed a suspect on a motorcycle moments before the shooting. The suspect can been riding a yellow, white, and black dirt bike-style motorcycle.

Detectives do not have any additional information about the motorcycle or its driver. That is why CSPD needs your help to find them.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If you want to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting that injured two people describe Galley road, north of the Citadel Shopping Mall.

UPDATE 7:10P.M.: CSPD says there are two victims in this shooting. One was transported to the hospital and the other’s status is uncertain. Both person’s injuries are not known at this time.

At the time of this posting, no fatalities have been reported by police, though homicide detectives and major crimes unit are on scene to investigate the situation.

Police say there is no one in custody at this time and there is not suspect information to report to the public.

FOX21 News will continue to update as information becomes available on this developing story.

ORIGINAL 6:25 P.M.: CSPD says there have been people transported to the hospital. How many or the condition of those people are unknown at this time.

Officers first responded to the scene around 5:30 Saturday evening on a shots fired called and subsequently closed Galley Rd in between Chelton Road and Academy Boulevard. CSPD asks people to avoid the area at this time.

This is a developing story and FOX21 will update this article as more information becomes available.

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