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Suspect in Colorado Springs Kmart shooting sentenced to three years in prison

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 16:34:43-04
Michael Parkhurst
Parkhurst was arrested on Jan 5, 2018 in connection to a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Kmart off of N. Nevada Avenue.

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado Springs man is facing three years in prison and three years of probation for a shooting in a Kmart parking lot last December.

Michael Parkhurst was sentenced Monday for shooting and killing 23-year-old Cory Forbush in the parking lot of a Kmart store off of N. Nevada Avenue on Dec. 27, 2017.

Parkhurst was arrested nine days later by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and was charged with murder, but a grand jury later determined he was acting in self-defense and those charges were dropped.

He was convicted of a tampering charge and drug and burglary charges relating to crimes that occurred before the shooting.