COLORADO SPRINGS – The man accused of shooting and killing a teenager outside of the UCCS Family Development Center didn’t know the victim’s real name.
According to court documents, the suspect 22-year-old Micahi Hughes knew the victim by the name “Texas.” He was initially identified as a 19-year-old man– but the arrest affidavit shows the victim is 18-year-old Jordan Coleman.
Coleman was shot Wednesday night in the parking lot of the university’s preschool and died after friends drove him to the hospital.
The court documents show Coleman, Hughes, Hughes’ girlfriend Christina McMillian and another friend Myles Williams had spent Wednesday evening driving around Colorado Springs. McMillian told police that the three men were drinking alcohol while they were hanging out at Garden of the Gods Park.
She said a fight started when they left the park between Coleman and Hughes, she claims Coleman apologized to Hughes for flirting with her. According to McMillian, Hughes responded that everything was fine between them, but that Coleman would not let it go.
She stopped driving she said when the argument continued and they got out of the vehicle where the fight turned physical. That’s when she said Hughes pulled out a gun. She told police Coleman was telling Hughes to shot him when she heard two gunshots.
She said a bleeding Coleman was then loaded into the backseat of her vehicle and she took him to the hospital with Williams. She then drove home and called police.
Officers reported finding blood on the outside of McMillian’s car on the trunk, saying the interior was covered in blood. Detectives said they found a bullet mark on the pillar of the passenger side door.
Police reported finding Hughes later that night hiding in the area of 1425 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Hughes told officers he had no contact with any of the people involved in the incident and denied being responsible for the shooting.
Hughes is facing first degree murder charges. He is scheduled to be in court on Sept. 12th.