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Shots Fired Update

Tuesday, January 15, 2013  11:00 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]


Yesterday at 12:00 in the afternoon, Colorado Springs Police responded to a “Shots Fired” call at 222 Bassett Drive off S. Circle near Airport.


Officers immediately set up a perimeter and canvassed the neighborhood, interviewing multiple residents and witnesses in the area.


Following a preliminary investigation by our Violent Crimes Unit, detectives determined that a burglary was in progress at the home when the victims returned and encountered a suspect.  The suspect shot and killed both victims before fleeing the scene.  The names of the victims are not being released at this time.


Investigators have interviewed a person of interest but have not made an arrest.  We are still actively seeking any information and pursuing every lead.


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.


NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Unit when available.