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Victim and suspect identified in Farnsworth Dr murder

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Malik Rashod Lee is charged with first degree murder. (Colorado Springs Police Department) Malik Rashod Lee is charged with first degree murder. (Colorado Springs Police Department)
Police officers are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Police officers are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital

Colorado Springs Police have arrested a 19-year-old for a fatal shooting last week on Farnsworth Drive. Malik Rashod Lee is charged with first degree murder and weapons charges for the death of 29-year-old Andrew Lawrence Swiatek, Jr.

Swiatek was found dead in the middle of the road before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. A newspaper carrier heard the shot and called police.

Officers detained a person of interest in the case that same morning. The announcement bearing the name of the victim and the suspect was issued Wednesday.

Investigators are still asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward by contacting the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or anonymously call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

So far in 2017, there are 11 homicides in Colorado Springs. In comparison there was only one homicide by mid-April of 2016.

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