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Shooting Update

Friday, January 4, 2013, 1:45 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]



On Friday, January 04, 2013, at approximately 1:54AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call for service involving shots fired at 3330 N. Academy Blvd, The Copperhead Road Saloon. 


Initial information revealed that an altercation occurred between a patron and security at the saloon.  During the altercation, shots were exchanged and the patron was transported to an area hospital where he later died.


The cause and manner will have to be determined by the Coroner’s Office following an autopsy that is scheduled for tomorrow.


We do not have anyone in custody nor are we seeking anyone at this time.  This investigation is on-going and under review by the District Attorney’s Office.


Once family notifications have been made, we will release the name of the deceased.



If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.


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