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Colorado Springs police officer kills shoplifting suspect who allegedly fired gun

COLORADO SPRINGS — A person suspected of shoplifting was shot and killed by a police officer after the man fired at the officer on Sunday, police said. According to Colorado Springs police, the suspect ran from a Walmart and refused commands to stop, eventually hiding behind a car. The officer, who had been providing security […]

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Iraqi refugee sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting Colorado Springs police officer in the head

COLORADO SPRINGS — A man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head. The Gazette reports Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges and was sentenced Thursday for the 2018 shooting that left Officer Cem Duzel with a serious brain […]

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Police violated Colorado Springs man’s constitutional rights with 24/7 surveillance, court rules

Colorado Springs police officers went too far — infringing on a man’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy — when they installed a camera on a utility pole across the street from his home and recorded footage for three months without obtaining a search warrant, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.  Police mounted the camera in […]

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Colorado Springs police say mass shooting was fueled by domestic violence, identify seven people killed

A mass shooting Sunday at a Colorado Springs mobile home where family members were gathered for a birthday party was fueled by domestic violence, police said Tuesday as they formally identified the seven people killed in the massacre, including the gunman.  “At the core of this horrendous act is domestic violence,” said Colorado Springs Police […]

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Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in 11-year-old Gannon Stauch’s death

COLORADO SPRINGS — Investigators believe a woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old stepson killed him in his bedroom just a few hours before reporting him missing in January and allegedly concocted a variety of stories to mislead them, according to a court document. Authorities say Letecia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27 after […]

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These employees survived the Planned Parenthood shooting. They say the organization could have done more to help them.

Cristina Jiminez, assistant manager of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, felt the “warm whisper” of a bullet passing by her head as she hid on the floor of a bathroom during a gunman’s five-hour rampage in 2015.  Lindsey Raymond, a health center assistant, holed up in a room with a patient she’d never […]