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Victim Identified in Michelle Court Shooting

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 3:30 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]


Latest UpdateThe Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy on the victim of this shooting and has positively identified him as 19 year old, Olajuwon Juvann Kumangai from Palo Guam.   The manner of death has been ruled a Homicide and the cause was gun shot wound.  This marks the 1st homicide of 2014.


Update:  Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 8:15 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

The Colorado Springs Police Department has made an arrest in this investigation.  30 year old Matthew John DeJong has been arrested for Murder in the First Degree.  The victims name will not be released until positive identification is confirmed and all family notifications are complete.  Autopsy is pending.  No further information will be released due to the on-going investigation.  Police believe that they have contacted all involved parties and do not believe there is a further danger to the public.  


Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 11:30 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]

On Wednesday, January 01, 2014, at about 6:57AM, Officers of the Sand Creek Division of the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to 1430 Michelle Court in reference to a shots fired call.


Upon arrival, Officers located a 19 year old male victim who had suffered from an obvious gunshot wound and was deceased on the scene.


Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are in the early stages of the investigation and are conducting interviews with numerous witnesses and processing the scene.


At this time, there are no named suspects however, the subjects should be considered armed and dangerous. 


The Police Department is looking for a suspect vehicle which has been described as a dark colored 90’s model Honda Civic.  This vehicle has tinted windows and a loud exhaust.  There is potentially damage to the windows of this vehicle as well. 


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.