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5 Things to Know for Monday, July 15

Posted: 5:43 AM, Jul 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-15 10:20:50-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Police are searching for two armed robbers who hit a 7-Eleven at Powers Blvd and Astrozon overnight. Colorado Springs officers say just after midnight the men both walked in with guns, one aimed at a clerk, the other at a customer.
The suspects got away with an unknown amount of money. Both were seen running away from the store. Unfortunately, there's not enough information yet to provide a description of either suspect.

Hit and run investigators are conducting a search of their own for the driver of a mid-sized sedan that hit a pedestrian trying to cross Academy Blvd at N. Carefree on Saturday night. Police suspect the vehicle is a dark-colored Ford sedan with front end damage. At the time of the crash, the car was speeding southbound on Academy. If you can help investigators, call 719-444-7000.

A Denver man was killed and his wife seriously injured as they were struck by lightning while hiking Bear Peak in Boulder County this weekend. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, his wife is expected to survive. During the summer months hiking 14ers is very popular, but everyone must be prepared to seek adequate cover as afternoon storms always form across Colorado's peaks.

The Fort Carson community is mourning the death of a 5th soldier deployed overseas this year. The Department of Defense announced Sgt. Major James Ryan Sartor died from injuries suffered during combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday. The soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is a native of Texas. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. READ MORE

The White House confirms mass deportation raids started in 10 major US cities on Sunday. Denver is one of the cities where Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned a crackdown by targeting immigrants already ordered by the courts to leave the country. President Donald Trump is defending the action by pointing out that under his administration less people have been deported than under President Obama's time in office.

The planned raids brought protests across the country, including Denver, as people call for a stop to any ICE action. They're also calling for detention facilities near the border to be shut down amid reports of "questionable conditions" reported by opponents of the president's immigration policies.