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Jun 19, 2010 4:52 PM by James Amos, James Jarman, Matt Stafford

UPDATE: Neighbors stunned as investigation into deadly home invasion continues

Police continue looking into what caused a home invasion and shooting in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

One man died. Police say two men armed with a gun came into a home on the corner of Winnipeg and Tahoe. The homeowner also had a gun and they shot at each other.

One of the robbers may have been hit and one suspect showed up at Memorial Hospital and died. Police aren't sure how he got to the hospital.
Neighbors said the shooting was shocking.

"I saw that the front door had been kicked in the house over there so I figured that something had happened," says James Moore, a neighbor from just down the street.

Moore was at work during the home invasion, but hears neighborhood kids were out playing nearby at the time.

"Just to come home and see all of this just had me shocked on what's really happening," Moore says.

Police are looking into connections between the intruders and the homeowner.

"Whether or not he knows who they are I don't know but they didn't go through the door the traditional way and knock the doorbell," said Sgt. Steve Noblitt of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Employees say a gunshot victim came to Memorial Hospital at around the same time and later died.

Police are not releasing information about the man who died. As for how he arrived at the hospital, police are still investigating. They're also trying to find the second intruder. The only description they're giving is of an average-sized, black or Hispanic male.

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Police confirm one person was killed in a home invasion.

They say two men armed with a gun came into a home on the corner of Winnipeg and Tahoe. The homeowner also had a gun and they shot at each other.

One suspect showed up at Memorial Hospital and died, police aren't sure how he got to the hospital.

"That's a piece of the investigation that we're really trying to tie down," said Sgt Steve Noblitt, Colorado Springs Police, " All I can tell you for sure is that we had a guy that walked into the hospital, passed away from an apparent gun shot wound and we do have some early information that links him back to this house."

He says the homeowner is ok. No names have been released yet.

Police are looking for the second man. He's only described as either black or hispanic, average height.

Police do say they think this is an isolated incident.

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One person may have been wounded by gunfire during a home invasion robbery in Colorado Springs during the afternoon Saturday.

The robbery happened at about 1 p.m. Gunshots were reported. Police were on the scene and closed the intersection of Winnepag and Tahoe while they investigate.

A person with a gunshot would was reported at Memorial Hospital but police don't know if that person is connected to the robbery.

 

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