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Colorado Springs Police make arrest in last week's shooting at The New Havana

Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 18, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs patrol officers were called to a reported shooting at The New Havana bar near North Academy and Constitution in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 18th.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers found two victims with gunshot wounds. After being transported to local hospitals, both victim's injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, there was a disturbance between customers. A customer went out to a car in the parking lot, then started shooting towards the bar entrance. The suspect then left the area.

On March 23rd, around 2 p.m. Zain Frank Aguilera-Valdez, was arrested without incident for the shooting. Aguilera-Valdez, who was also wanted for a domestic violence warrant, was taken to the El Paso County Jail.

Below is a list of new charges that Aguilera-Valdez is facing:

  • attempted first-degree murder
  • assault in the first-degree
  • reckless endangerment

This is an ongoing investigation.____

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