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9 months 1 week ago

Woman identified in Manitou Springs homicide

On Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff's office released the name of a woman found dead inside her Manitou Springs home Tuesday afternoon. Jacqueline Knudson, 56, died as a result of blunt force trauma. Manitou Springs police discovered the woman after Christopher Miller, 29, called them to report her...

1 year 1 month ago

Trial set for man accused as accessory

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of helping a teenage homicide suspect to evade capture will stand trial for his alleged role in the crime. Jerel Couch, 19, is charged with being an accessory to murder for letting homicide suspect Macyo January stay at his apartment. Fourth Judicial District...

1 year 1 month ago

UPDATE: Woman found dead in hotel room

Colorado Springs police say an adult woman was found dead in a hotel room. Investigators are at the scene gathering evidence. CSPD Spokeswoman Barbara Miller says the woman was found around 6:40 Sunday morning in the Crowne Plaza hotel on S. Circle Drive; people had asked to check the...

1 year 2 months ago

Suspect named in apartment homicide

Detectives working on the homicide at the Park Ridge Apartments have named Isaiah Jackson, 31, as the suspect arrested in connection with a man killed on Friday morning. Police say a burglary was in progress when apartment employees saw the broken glass and interrupted the burglary. Early information...

1 year 6 months ago

Suspect charged in unsolved murder case

Police may be closing the books on a gruesome murder left unsolved since April, when a man was found shot to death in a blood-soaked S-U-V. Investigators found no motive and no suspects until now. Carlos Ford was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday for the killing of 28-year-old...

1 year 11 months ago

Police: Body found at Kentucky Derby track

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say they are investigating a body found in the stable area of Churchill Downs the morning after the Kentucky Derby as a homicide. But there is no connection to Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley also said Sunday the...

2 years 4 months ago

2011 homicides tie record high

In just about 11 months there have been 28 homicides in Colorado Springs. "That matches our highest homicide year, which was 2007." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller. Why the number is so high, police may never find out. But what we found out when we looked at...

2 years 4 months ago

City ties homicide record

Two more homicides over the weekend have raised the number of homicides in the City of Colorado Springs to 28. That ties a record for the city set back in 2007. Tonight we're speaking with police to learn more about this disturbing trend.

2 years 5 months ago

Two arrested in Calhan shooting

Two Calhan residents are behind bars facing first degree murder a conspiracy to commit murder charges for what investigators say is a love triangle that turned deadly. It began with a bizarre shooting Saturday night in Calhan that left 55 year old Robert Miles dead. Originally the call came in...

2 years 7 months ago

Westminster police get arrest warrant in slaying

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Westminster police officers investigating a homicide at an apartment complex last week have obtained an arrest warrant. Detectives said Wednesday they are seeking 22-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez-Adame on suspicion of first-degree murder. They say he has used several aliases and has the nickname "Vampie." ...

2 years 7 months ago

Update: AutoZone shooting suspect arrested

We're uncovering new information in a deadly shooting at an AutoZone last month in Colorado Springs. Police have made yet another arrest. On Tuesday, CSPD obtained an arrest warrant for Frani Olivas. As of Wednesday night she's behind bars. The 48 year old was taken in to custody Wednesday...

2 years 8 months ago

Update: Murder suspect standoff

Colorado Springs Police have confirmed to us that 24 year old Michael Arangio is still held up in an apartment near the intersection of Rockhurst and Collegiate. Just moments ago, police tear gassed the apartment but Arangio still has not surrendered yet. He has told police he will not...

2 years 9 months ago

Update: Hackamore shooting

Our crews just returned from the deadly shooting at 4907 Hackamore Drive South. Police aren't releasing much information but neighbors tell us they heard two men arguing just before they heard gun shots around 12:30 this morning. We'll have more with witnesses on News First 5 at noon.

2 years 9 months ago

Producer extradition hearing to begin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former "Survivor" producer will make his case Tuesday for why he should not be returned to Mexico to stand trial on a charge that the killed his wife at an upscale resort last year. Attorneys for Bruce Beresford-Redman hope to convince a federal magistrate...

3 years 1 week ago

Teen sentenced in murder case

After a month long trial, 15 year old Daniel Gudino was convicted of trying to kill his mother back in 2009. But the jury could not agree on a first degree murder conviction in his nine year old brother, Ulysses'' death. Wednesday before he was to be sentenced, Gudino's 1st...

3 years 1 month ago

Assault charge now a murder charge

An assault charge has been increased to a murder charge in the death of a 60 year-old-man in Pueblo. Police believe Joe Espinoza, 41, beat Ted Gomez, 60 over a missing necklace. Espinoza apparently thought Gomez had taken it. That happened on February 27. The next day Gomez was...

3 years 1 month ago

Double homicide possibly a solicited murder

Friends and co-workers are still in shock after a double homicide last Wednesday near Castle Rock. Investigators believe 26-year-old Josiah Sher, 26-year-old Matthew Plake and 29-year-old Micah Woody of Colorado Springs and 49 year old Christopher Wells of Monument all had a hand in the murder of Well's estranged wife...

3 years 1 month ago

Deaths in Pueblo may be related

Two deadly shootings that took place on February 12th could now be directly related to each other. It all started when 45-year-old Pedro Solis-Astorga's body was found at Fountain Creek Park near East 13th Street in Pueblo. He had been shot multiple times in the back. Just a short...

3 years 2 months ago

Crime scene photo leaked by prison staff member

On Saturday evening just before midnight, chaos broke out at the Sterling Correctional Facility. Inmate Cleveland Flood was assaulted by at least one other inmate. "He subsequently died and our staff found him," explains Katherine Sanguinetti, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Since then a graphic photo from...

3 years 2 months ago

Murders up in Pueblo this year

In 2010 murders were down in the City of Pueblo. "Last year whether you want to call it luck, or by the grace of God or karma, we had one homicide." explains Capt. Dayton Robinson with Pueblo PD. In a city that averages about 6 murders a year it...

3 years 4 months ago

Candlelight vigil for homicide victim

A frigid Monday night doesn't deter dozens of people from gathering at the very place where their friend, Jack Smith, was shot and killed Sunday morning. "One minute he's here, and the next, he's gone," says Thomas Salamon, a close friend of Smith's. Smith was at a late-night...

3 years 4 months ago

Teen arrested in weekend homicide

Police have arrested a teenager for a shooting over the weekend that killed one man in Colorado Springs at a late-night party. Police responded to a fight Sunday morning around two. They found a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jack Smith of Colorado Springs, lying in the road on...

3 years 4 months ago

Late-night party turns into deadly shooting

Colorado Springs police investigators spent several hours Sunday collecting evidence from a home where hours earlier, a fight at a party turned into a deadly shooting. The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. on 25th Street, near Cimarron Street. Police tell News First 5, officers found a young man...

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