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Defendant pleads guilty to killing man in UCCS Family Development Center parking lot during an argument over a girl

Posted at 7:35 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 09:36:52-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The defendant in a fatal shooting at the UCCS Family Development Center shooting from last year has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in a heat of passion.

Micahi Stacey Hughes shot and killed Jordan Coleman as they argued over a girl while stopped in the center's parking lot. Court documents showed that Coleman, Hughes, Hughes’ girlfriend Christina McMillian and another friend Myles Williams had spent the evening of Aug. 28 driving around Colorado Springs.

McMillian told police that the three men were drinking alcohol while they were hanging out at Garden of the Gods Park. She said Coleman and Hughes got into an argument while she was driving, so she stopped in the parking lot off Austin Bluffs. She said the fight between the two men got physical when they got out of the car.

McMillian said at that point, Hughes pulled out a gun. She told police Coleman was telling Hughes to shoot him when she heard two gunshots.

According to police, the group did put the critically wounded man in the car and rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Despite that, Hughes told officers he had no contact with any of the people involved in the incident that night and denied being responsible for the shooting.

Hughes pleaded guilty in an El Paso County courtroom on September 18.

Court documents: Alcohol fueled fight leads to fatal gunfire