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Colorado Springs Police release names of victims and suspects in three homicides on Monday

Posted at 11:41 AM, Oct 11, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS — Detectives with the Colorado Springs Violent Crimes unit are especially busy today as they work on three new unrelated homicide cases from Monday night.

The amount of personnel needed to handle the scenes and logistics of the investigations had CSPD on priority dispatch for Monday evening, which is normally used for severe weather events.

Details on the cases so far are very limited. Here's what we know so far.

Death at Tejon and Cimarron
Colorado Springs Police officers responding to an assault call from a man dead in the alley next to the McDivitt Law Firm.

Before 8 pm Monday, CSPD Officers were sent out on a report of an assault in progress near the intersection of Cimarron St and Tejon St in downtown Colorado Springs.

The body of a man was found in the alley near the McDivitt Law Firm. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelty Marron.

Police have arrested 34-year-old Luke Herndon on a charge of murder in the 2nd degree. According to police, the suspect and victim knew each other.

No information on a possible motive has been released.

Kelty's death is the 40th homicide of the year in Colorado Springs.

CSPD responding to shooting at Wind River Apartments

Around the same time, another group of officers was sent out for a reported shooting at the Wind River Place Apartments at 19th and Uintah St.

A shooting victim was found at the scene and taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The El Paso County Coroner has identified the victim as 19-year-old Demitri Crockett.

There is no information on a potential suspect or suspects in this case. Crockett's death is the 38th homicide of the year for Colorado Springs.

Allison Scarfone
Allison Scarfone of Colorado Springs was found dead in a home on Erie St on the night of Monday, October 11, 2022

Then around 8:30 pm, a call came in for a woman found dead inside a home on Erie Rd near Memorial Park.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the victim in this case as 27-year-old Allison Scarfone.

Police have arrested 39-year-old Gregory Whittemore on a charge of first-degree murder.

CSPD has not released any information on whether the victim and suspect knew each other.

Colorado Springs Police always ask anyone who has information about an active investigative to reach out by calling (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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