Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:23 PM by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 9, 2013 7:10 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Days Inn on the 4600-block of Rusina Road.
Police were called to the hotel just after 9 a.m. on Saturday. They found Justin Dore, 29, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen; he was taken to Penrose hospital where he later died.
Officers on scene said three people had checked into the room where the shooting occurred at around 5 a.m. One of those people told officers the shooting was accidental. However, another man identified as Billie Thomas Allen, 25, who was in the room fled the scene after the shooting and is wanted on a charge of manslaughter. Allen is considered armed and dangerous, anyone who sees him is asked to call police immediately.
Homicide detectives are investigating, the room is described as being "very messy" so officers haven't found the gun and are methodically searching the room.
Police do suspect the shooting was accidental, but are treating it as suspicious until evidence can be processed and an autopsy is conducted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.