COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Police Department has made an arrest after a high school student was killed last month.
In a press release, the Colorado Springs Police Department said 16-year-old Izak Jasso was found dead after a reported shooting in the 100 block of Frost Lane, located southeast of The Citadel Mall.
According to police, Izak was a student at Mitchell High School. The cause of death was not provided at this time and will come from the El Paso County Coroner in the future.
Colorado Springs School District 11 released the following statement about Izak:
We say goodbye to Mitchell High School rising junior Izak Jasso with great sadness and heavy hearts. Izak was taken too soon due to a senseless tragedy, and we are grieving alongside his family. He will be missed for his contagious smile, curiosity for learning, and his pride in his school. Izak was a valued Mitchell wrestler and JROTC cadet interested in traveling abroad. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and the D11 staff members who knew him.
On June 16th, Colorado Springs Police found probable cause to arrest the person allegedly responsible for the homicide, who has been identified as 19-year-old Marshuan Weathington of Colorado Springs.
Below are the charges that Weathington is facing:
- second degree murder
- aggravated robbery
This marks the 11th homicide in Colorado Springs in 2023. In an effort to better track homicides in Southern Colorado, we have compiled an interactive visualization table broken down by jurisdiction below.
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.
The Colorado Springs Police Department says this is an active investigation and anyone with information should call CSPD at (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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