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5 things you need to know for Monday, August 10

Posted at 6:17 AM, Aug 10, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday, August 10.

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Child shot and killed in apartment complex parking lot in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Police are asking for help from any potential witnesses to the fatal shooting of a child in the parking lot of the Greentree Apartments on N. Carefree Circle.

We're awaiting confirmation of the child's name from the El Paso County Coroner's office.

Police say the child was found mortally wounded just outside the leasing office of the complex on Sunday afternoon.


COVID testing site to open at Citadel Mall

Starting tomorrow, there will be a new site to get a COVID-19 test in Colorado Springs. A partnership between El Paso County Public Health and the Pikes Peak Office of Emergency Management has established a new drive-up testing site in the parking lot of Citadel Mall, next to JC Penney. The tests will be free, and while it's not required, it's a good idea to register online before going to help speed up the process.


Road work on Briargate Boulevard

If Briargate Boulevard is part of your commute or daily routine, be advised crews will begin road work between Chapel Hills and Union today.

The milling and paving work has to be done during the daytime as the road is located in a residential area.

You can find all of the cone zones in the city, here.


Standoff in El Paso County ends peacefully

An hours-long standoff between the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and an armed man came to a peaceful end overnight after deputies were called to a home on Mohican Drive in Cimarron Hills.

The encounter started before 4 p.m. Sunday following a report of a domestic violence incident. As deputies arrived, the man barricaded himself inside the house.

Despite the large police presence, the sheriff's office did not send out an alert notification to neighbors to shelter in place.

Following about 7 hours of negotiations, the man finally surrendered. 36-year-old Robert Sanford is charged with robbery, 3rd degree assault, 2nd degree criminal tampering and harassment.

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Today's Weather Forecast

We're going to have a much less active day across southern Colorado. A cold front is going to push through the region today and that will give us some cloud cover, cooler temps, and a small chance for rain. Clouds will follow the front with the help of easterly daytime upslope winds. Moisture will be pushed in behind the front, and that with the east winds could develop a few foothill showers that turn into a few thunderstorms as they push east from I-25, particularly in the Pikes Peak region.