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Assault incident from April now being investigated as a homicide

Colorado Springs Police Department Cruiser CSPD
Posted at 10:07 PM, May 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-01 23:00:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — An assault investigation is now being investigated as a homicide, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The incident happened on April 29th in the 2000 block of Eagle View Dr. located just west of Gerry Berry Stadium. During the investigation, 21-year-old Christian Andrews was arrested for assaulting an at-risk adult.

On May 13, the victim died as a result of their injuries. On May 15, the El Paso County Coroner identified the man as 74-year-old Michael Olson of Colorado Springs. His death is being investigated as a homicide, according to Colorado Springs Police.

Andrews is facing charges the below charges as a result of this incident:

  • assault on an at-risk adult
  • violent crime causing death

News5 has reached out to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office to see if any additional charges have been added. This article will be updated once we get their response.
This is the 9th homicide investigation in the city of Colorado Springs in 2023. At this time last year, 21 homicides were investigated.

This is still an active investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-7867.

In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.


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