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Death investigation underway on B St in Colorado Springs

B Street Death Investigation
Fire in Stratmoor Hills
Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 10, 2022

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation into a death reported early Monday morning in the Stratmoor Hills area.

Watch for officers and other emergency personnel just west of I-25 along B St near the intersection with Crestridge Ave.

According to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, a 911 call came in around 6:30 am for a man injured in the field behind a club. First responders attempted life-saving measures but the man was pronounced dead on the scene. EPSO has very little info at this time but does not believe there is a threat to the public.

Earlier this morning there was a fire near that intersection involving a homeless encampment that came dangerously close to a neighborhood.

It is unknown if the incidents are related.

The fire next to the neighborhood involved several cars, campers, and tents. Neighbors shared photos of their fire in progress, and are expressing their concerns about the existence of the camp.

Stratmoor Hills Fire
A large fire in a homeless encampment next to a Stratmoor Hills neighborhood threatened the community as tents and cars burned in the early morning hours of October 10, 2022.

Additionally, the Stratmoor Hills Water and Sanitation reports there is a water main break on Hampton S that is impacting the Hampton Village Apartments.

Anyone living in the complex may experience low water pressure.

In a statement, the office stated, "The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is aware of the homeless camps and the potential for crimes associated with them. The Sheriff's Office works in coordination with El Paso County Code Enforcement, the El Paso County Attorney, and local volunteer agencies to actively address community concerns in these areas. We completed a significant clean-up effort earlier this year in this general area. In many situations, the Sheriff's Office has cooperation from private property owners to clean up and address homeless camps. Unfortunately, when property owners do not cooperate with the Sheriff's Office on properties where homeless camps have been allowed by the owner, the Sheriff's Office must follow civil law to legally intervene."

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